GI issues while running- more common than you might think!
Did you know an estimated 70% of runners have experienced GI issues or ‘tummy troubles’ while training or competing?
While ‘runner’s diarrhea’ is generally thought to be the “worst” symptom to experience, GI symptoms during exercise can include nausea, vomiting, cramps, bloating, or burping. For some of us symptoms are relatively minor, or only occur if we know we messed up (like if I were to say, eat a cheeseburger and fries before heading out for a run!). For other runners, GI symptoms can be mysterious, frustrating, and debilitating. They can also affect runners at all levels, from newbies to elites. So, if you struggle with GI issues during running, you’re not alone!
In this article I’m breaking down the various causes of GI distress while running, from top right to er, bottom. I’ll also be sharing my tips and strategies on how to train your gut to avoid these annoying and performance killing symptoms!
We all love a warm bowl of oatmeal in the fall and winter months. The problem is, oatmeal on it’s own isn’t all that high in protein. This can leave your post-workout meal a little lacking! Many oatmeal recipes use protein powder to try and bump up the protein content, with hit or miss results. The texture and flavor of some protein powders can turn your favorite breakfast into something you sorta have to choke down. But, no more!
Don’t let anyone suck the fun out of your fun size bars!
Tips for staying fit this fall
We can all agree this year has certainly been…different. Many of us have faced huge changes to our normal fitness routine, and those changes are here to stay. The big group bootcamp classes we loved are no more, and all those miles we ran over the summer is starting to become a challenge with cooler weather and shorter days. But for many, a slower pace of life actually freed up time for fitness like never before, and we want to keep that momentum going!
Creatine is a popular nutrition supplement known for its muscle-building benefits. Over the years, it has also taken the title as one of the most extensively researched supplements on the market. Hence why you’re probably here to read about it! Today we’ll discuss what Creatine is, and what benefits it can provide. I’ll also share with you safety considerations and possible side effects to be aware of!
Likewise, I myself was a skeptic when I first heard about Creatine. When it comes to online health and fitness information it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Today, we’ll dive into the research behind creatine, and how to decide if it’s the right fit for you.
We all know that genetics play an important role in health and performance. Genetics are also often used to explain differences we often see between people living in similar environments. They tend to be thought of as an uncontrollable factor, something we just need to live with. But, what if that wasn’t the case? What if we can learn more about our genes and how to work with them? What if we can use genetics to create personalized nutrition and training programs to help us truly perform our best? With nutrigenomic testing we can do just that!
Are you finally getting back to your regular fitness routine after a the long covid gym drought? Wondering how your diet should change after maybe being less-than-consistent with your nutrition over the past few months? Check out these top tips for nailing your nutrition by my guest blogger, Nutrition Student Presly Walker!
Why should you, an athlete, work with a sport dietitian? Well, most athletes would agree that nutrition is a key component of great athletic performance. We know that when we eat better we feel better, can train better, and therefore compete better. Despite knowing about the importance of nutrition, few athletes give their personal nutrition strategy the time and attention it deserves.