Running and Nutrition

Nutrition plays a crucial role in endurance running performance and in a runner’s long-term health. We’ve collected information on both below.

A good primer on food as fuel is Fuel for the Long Run: The Science of Different Fuel Sources.

On the health side of things, check out We Run on Iron: Iron Deficiency and Anemia in Runners, Bone Health in Adult Long-Distance Runners, and Screening Laboratory Tests for Runners Part 1 and Part 2.

For more what to eat while running, check out our page on fueling for running.

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