Runners: Eat, Drink and Be Healthy

Whether you’re a casual runner or training to run a marathon, you need a diet that’s high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and low in fat, says Cleveland Clinic Sports Health dietitian Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD. And you need to drink plenty of fluids. About 60 to 70 percent of your diet should … Read More

Marathons: Training for a Stronger Performance

Myth: Strength training increases bulk and hinders performance.Fact: Strength training helps improve your running economy, decrease your risk of injury and make your running more effective. Want to run a marathon? Include strength training in your workout plans, says Cleveland Clinic Sports Health exercise physiologist Heather Nettle, MA. Strength training helps you build muscles and … Read More

Benefits of Running Barefoot (Video)

If the Olympic games are inspiring you to get out and run a little more, you may want to leave your shoes in the closet. Barefoot running is gaining popularity because of the benefits it may provide. Susan Joy, MD, treats athletes at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. She says by running barefoot you may be … Read More

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