As runners, we put a lot of stress on our body in many ways – physically, mentally, emotionally…you name it! Unfortunately, this tends to result in injuries. And bone stress injuries are always close to the top of that list. A recent study from the National Institutes of Health showed eumenorrheic female athletes have a spinal BMD of 5-15% below non-active individuals! With a lower BMD, runners tend to be at a greater risk for these bone stress injuries.
The world of fueling and sports nutrition supplements is huge! There are a lot of different types of on-the-run fuel, and then even many different brands within those options. Types of nutrition vary depending on your event, your workout, the day of the week…. you name it and there is a fuel for that.
NYC’s summer running can be brutal. We’ve got your typical summer heat, but the east coast humidity takes it to the next level. Working heart rates are higher and we’re sweating so much that our clothes are soaked. On days like this, eating right after a run can seem like the last thing you want to do.
We work with enough runners to know that there’s one thing they can all benefit from when it comes to nutrition, and it’s not about adding more kale, adopting the latest diet trend, or adding a professional athlete-endorsed energy supplement. It’s about understanding why a process called Intuitive Eating (IE) should be part of their world.