Runners Nutrition Tips: Pre & Post Exercise

Runners Nutrition Tips: Pre & Post Exercise

Photo Credit: Runner's World
Photo Credit: Runner’s World

Before the big race it is important to remember the integral role nutrition plays in overall performance. Spending hours physically training for the big run is necessary, but when paired with good eating habits, you are destined for success.

Jamie Meeks, a registered dietitian at Louisiana State University, wrote the following article explaining how athletes should use carbohydrates to appropriately fuel their bodies.

The Fundamentals of Nutrition for Athletes: Carbohydrates
Jamie M. Meeks, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN Sports Nutrition Coordinator Louisiana State University

Here are some of her key points:


Most runners focus on the training schedule and ensuring their bodies are in top form for race day.  Adding proper nutrition to your running schedule can only improve your overall performance.


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