Runners Need Fuel to Perform & Prevent Injuries: What You Need to Know! by Dr. Heidi Renner

Fitness
4 years ago
Runners Need Fuel to Perform & Prevent Injuries: What You Need to Know!

If you're a runner, listen up! Long-distance runners are at risk for having: 

  • low bone density
  • stress fractures 
  • irregular periods

It's important for runners to have enough fuel to give their bodies energy to perform at a high level and prevent injuries. Runners should calculate their caloric needs. Check with your doctor, but you’ll need approximately 16-18 calories per pound for 30-60 minutes of activity per day. For two to three hours of activity per day, you need 25-30 calories per pound. 

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