Anyone who has run for any length of time knows the importance of nutrition. Nutrition can often times be the deciding factor in determining the success or failure of an…
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We tend to focus on carbohydrates intake and pay little attention to protein, as a result, protein deficiency appears often among us. William Misner, an AAMA Board Certified Alternative Medicine Practitioner, explains the amount of protein required for endurance exercise – republished with permission from Hammer Nutrition.
You’ve been at it for months. You try to eat healthy. You hit the gym whenever you have a free moment to spare, and it’s been great. For the past few months you’ve seen significant progress in your workouts, but for the last couple of runs, you’ve just felt drained. If this sounds familiar, stick around to see how incorporating a food diary into your workout routine can help increase your performance.
Even though I try to treat my body well, sometimes stress, work and family obligations interfere with my healthy eating habits and usual training diet. When it happens, I have to work hard to get back on track, particularly if an important running event is on my calendar.
If you’re a person who thrives on exercise, your pre- and post-workout snacks are the most important meals of your day. Proper nutrition helps fuel your body before you exercise and helps it recover when you are finished. You want snacks that won’t lay heavy on your stomach, but you also don’t want to feel hunger pangs while you’re trying to concentrate on your fitness goals. Here are 40 great ideas for pre- and post-workout snacks to try.
While most people immediately reach for milk or water to mix with their favorite protein powder, coconut milk may be the alternative that could change how you look at post-workout drinks.
It’s hard enough to drag yourself out of bed at 5 AM to go for a run, let alone think of creating a breakfast. However, there are numerous reasons why breakfast is important for people, especially runners.
If you run, you want to take advantage of every opportunity to improve your performance. This involves many factors, including consistent practice and keeping track of your progress. Your diet can also have a significant impact on your results. While it’s well known that you need a healthy diet and that junk foods should be avoided, there are certain lesser known foods that can provide you with surprising benefits.
As a vegan athlete by choice, my diet differs from many of my counterparts. As I seek to find the middle way in being a vegan and athletic gains, I find myself wandering onto the path of a plant based diet which contains little processed food.
So what are some of the ways that a runner going vegetarian can get the most nutritional value out of their food? The good news is, if you’ve got a big appetite, you don’t have to be hungry after a meal. Vegetarian meals can often be just as filling as meat-based dishes, and with the right ingredients they can often taste great.
Fruits are a key aspect of a runner’s diet, mostly because they help strengthen and heal the body. Five fruits in particular are wonderful for runners, so check them now.
The reason why most dieters fail can be pinpointed to their eating habits at home. Seemingly innocent habits such as eating in front of the television or eating too late in the day can sabotage any diet, as well as hinder running performance.