Category Archives: Marathon Runners

A Complete Guide to Proper Marathon Nutrition

Nutrition continues to be a much discussed topic amongst marathon runners. Questions about what to eat before, during, and after the race are commonly asked by beginners and even advanced runners. Here is a quick guide to getting your nutrition for your marathon just right. Interestingly, the story does not start in the week before…
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Dehydration: How lack of water affects your body

With the warmer climate approaching, it is increasingly important to stay properly hydrated, both for maintaining good health and optimum performance levels. The human body is made up of roughly two thirds water so it is easy to see why we need to replace lost fluid for the body and mind to function optimally. Generally,…
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TRAINING FOR A MARATHON? MINIMISE THE RISK OF IRON DEFICIENCY

Background Iron is vitally important in the body for its role in oxygen transport in the blood and energy production. However, sustained periods of exercise training can compromise iron status due to losses via sweating, hemolysis (rupturing of red blood cells), hematuria (excretion of red blood cells in urine) and gastrointestinal bleeding. So it is…
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