Sports Nutrition For Runners And Athletes

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H: EAT SMART, RUN BETTER
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Healthy-eating habits are the foundation of a good running routine. When you’re running faster, and going for longer, you need to make sure you’re both well-hydrated and well-fuelled. When you’re energised you’re able to run faster, burn more calories, and get fitter, faster. In this guide to sports nutrition we take you through the key food groups, why they are important to runners and athletes and which foods are best for you before, after and during your workout.

“Nutrition is crucial for runners. Eating well can help you create the right physiological conditions for high performance, adapt to high-intensity training, fuel your training and races and recover from all your workouts.”
—Nike Performance Council member John Berardi, PhD, CSCS, a founder of Precision

Regardless of whether your stomach starts to churn at mile two (big breakfast?) or you make it to mile 15 and then become lightheaded (forgot to bring along an energy gel?) it can hurt all the same, and your workout will suffer the consequences. The good news is that proper nutrition can help prevent a lot of these scenarios from happening in the first place. And our Nike+ Run Club (NRC) experts are here to help.

“Nutrition is crucial for runners. Eating well can help you create the right physiological conditions for high performance, adapt to high-intensity training, fuel your training and races and recover from all your…
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