Nutrition: Page 7

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

The Sweet Reasons Behind Allowing Sugar in Our Diets

We’re always hearing about how to kick our bad sugar habits. One week its cutting them out completely, the next it’s “fine in fruits,” and other times we’re cheersing to free-for-all cheat days. For runners, however, many popular energy foods include sizable portions of sugar in their ingredients. So does that mean we shouldn’t be […]

How to Eat For a Marathon

When prepping for a marathon, most of us think of one word: Training. But there’s another word that’s just as important: Diet. Most athletes try to be cognizant of what they put in their bodies. However, eating well versus eating to compete are two separate things. To get a better understanding of what it takes […]

The Importance of Protein for Masters Athletes

This article is from Monique Ryan, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD, author of Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes. Recovery is an essential component of triathlon training, but how much recovery do athletes really need? As it turns out, it’s different for everyone—factors like age, training intensity, schedule, and diet all play a role in the recovery process. In […]

The Dangers of Under Fueling

Pushing the calorie-cutting envelope can lead to negative effects on both your health and performance. Signs and dangers of RED-S.

Is Intermittent Fasting a Good Idea for Athletes?

Breaking your record time may have less to do with how you train and more to do with how you eat. Fans of intermittent fasting praise the eating style for its weight control benefits but according to a new study, it may also improve your performance. For a six-week period, researchers had 12 male athletes […]

Should You Ditch Sports Nutrition Products for Real Food?

While the day of the prepackaged gel and bar hasn’t yet come and gone, and likely won’t ever disappear, there is a broad movement in sports nutrition toward once again embracing real food. More people are becoming aware of the potential benefits of ditching some of the store-bought stuff for made-with-love forms of performance nutrition […]

Considering a Plant-Based Diet as Part of Your Recovery or Training?

Sample Some of Vegan’s Best in NYC If you’re considering a plant-based diet—to improve your training, to avoid eating and harming animals, and to benefit the planet and your personal health—treat yourself to a few vegan meals this week in New York City. Some elite athletes, such as ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek, have been singing […]