Nutrition: Page 59

We cover nutrition tips and advice to help you improve your running performance and keep you on track to meet your wellness goals.

Flex Your Appetite

Written by: Dawn Jackson Blatner Vegetarianism is not just for vegetarians anymore. These days the growing health movement called flexitarianism is taking root and converting carnivores into veggie-loving folks. A flexitarian is someone who eats vegetarian food without quitting meat cold turkey. This plant-based eating style is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans and […]

Fueling for the Long Haul

Written by: Nancy Clark Sports Nutritionist Nancy Clark has several ideas on how to enhance your marathon performance with winning nutritional strategies. 1. PACK IN GOOD CARBS Carbo-load on a daily basis to refuel your muscles during training. Carbohydrate-rich foods include pasta with tomato sauce, plain baked potatoes, rice, breads, cereals, fruits and juices. Carbohydrate-poor […]

Flexible Dieting

Like most people, nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner isn’t a vegetarian. But she knows that eating more plants is the best way for her clients to achieve a healthier diet and lose weight. Her new book, The Flexitarian Diet, offers ideas to help people get more fruits, vegetables into their diets without swearing off meat completely. […]

The Truth About Energy Bars

When you want to refuel and recover, the right energy bar can make all the difference. “New clinical studies show that carbohydrates combined with some protein supports better muscle refueling and rebuilding”, according to Angela Dorsey, Registered Dietitian and member of the American Dietetic Association. Carbs do not build or repair muscle – so it […]

Running Trends

Fleet Feet Sports offers this look ahead to what runners can expect in 2009. Apparel Trends • Running Vests: The running vest has been reinvented as the new look in summer jackets. Vests are a perfect layering piece to keep a runner warm while the temperatures fluctuate.   • Shorty Shorts: For a while, men’s […]

Enhance Your Sport Performance

Over the past several years, athletes have continued to defy the odds and break performance barriers once believed to be impossible. In fact, just this past year, Michael Phelps amazed us all by earning eight Olympic Gold Medals in Beijing. Distance runner Haile Gebreselassie dipped under 2:04 and broke his own world record at the […]

An Easy Way To Carry Fuel

If you’re a fan of Sport Beans jelly beans, now there’s an easy way to carry the little energy chews while you’re working out: the Sports Beans Bean Pod.  Shaped like—you guessed it—a jelly bean, the lightweight Bean Pod is made of black neoprene with a clip that attaches to any waistband or water belt. […]

Learning From The Young

I was poking around online the other day, just one of those random acts of surfing that begin so innocently and end up becoming a two-hour abuse of time, when I came upon a Runner’s World forum on the pros and cons of ice baths. I’m a big fan of them, and make my runners take […]

Runners Set New Personal Records With The Runner’s Diary

Next to running shoes, a training diary is the most important piece of training equipment a runner owns. Running coach and fitness journalist Matt Fitzgerald has improved upon this critical training tool with his new book, The Runner’s Diary: A Daily Training Log. Whether training to set a personal record in a 5K race or […]