endurance running

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Fueling your morning run: What does medical research say?

Are you an endurance runner looking to optimise your performance on your next run? One crucial aspect often overlooked is fueling your morning run. What you eat before a run can significantly impact your energy levels, endurance, and overall performance. But how do you know what to eat with so much conflicting information on the …

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Unveiling the Secrets: Weight Loss Strategies for Endurance Runners

Have you ever wondered how to look lean without compromising your endurance as a runner? A delicate balance exists in endurance sports between power-to-weight ratio and optimal weight. Recent Australian statistics reveal that many female athletes actively seek effective weight management strategies to enhance their performance. With 67% expressing concerns about weight impacting their performance …

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Salt tablets and electrolytes

Most athletes consider the balance of electrolytes when thinking about hydration and recovery, especially over endurance events.  But are salt tablets and electrolytes really necessary? Before we answer this question, let’s recap on electrolytes and the role they perform in the body. Sodium is the key electrolyte responsible for controlling extracellular fluid balance while potassium …

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Relative Energy Deficiency -RED-S

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport – or RED-S as it is known – is caused when there’s a negative balance between dietary energy intake and the energy output needed to promote optimal health, performance, growth and daily life. Up until 2014 RED-S was referred to as the female athlete triad – disordered eating, menstrual disturbances …

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Four energy boosting herbs

As interest in herbal medicines is increasing among athletes, we thought we’d share some insights from recently published medical journals on energy boosting herbs. The area of sports performance and sports products can be confusing but by sharing evidence-based information, we hope to create greater awareness and empower you to make informed decisions. Please keep …

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Cramping and hydration

Is cramping cramping your style? In this article, we explain how cramping and hydration go hand in hand and what you can do to avoid issues. Several factors contribute to cramping. Many athletes have increased their training intensity and volumes but possibly overlooked their nutritional needs to meet their supplementary training requirements. Go back to …

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Benefits of tart cherries

Tart cherries have been used for decades to treat gout and osteoarthritis, but they also contain phytochemicals which stimulate melatonin, enhance sleep, recovery and sports performance and reduce inflammation. Tart cherries contain the phytochemicals anthocyanins, flavonoids, flavanols and phenolic acids. Tart Cherries have a higher content of anthocyanins than sweet cherries and contain potassium, calcium, iron, …

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