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Fueling Your Stride: Nutrition Tips for Runners

Running is an exciting, fantastic way to stay fit, relieve stress, and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or just getting started, proper nutrition plays a crucial role in optimizing your performance, recovery, and…
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Pre-Race Weight Loss: Helpful or Harmful?

Many runners fantasize about losing weight (“Wouldn’t it be nice to lose a few pounds…”). Unlike some athletes who have to lose weight in order to meet a specific division for their sport (such as boxers or wrestlers), runners often choose…
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ADHD and Runners: Can diet help with management?

ADHD is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention. It affects 4-10% of all American children and an estimated 4.4% of adults (ages 18-44 years). ADHD usually peaks when kids are 7 or 8 years old. Some of the ADHD…
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Breakfast and Lunch: Food for Thought

Enjoyment of food should be one of life’s pleasures. Unfortunately, I counsel too many runners who scrutinize food and talk about eating nutrients (protein, carbs, and fat). They put a lot of energy into counting macros, calories and grams…
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