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17-Feb-16

7 articles to read before the end of February

With January long gone and spring getting closer, we’re all now struggling with commitment to those 2016 resolutions so easily set in the early hours of the New Year. For many of us it’s still dark, cold or threatening rain but we still have to get out there and run. Here’s our latest selection from the web for you to breeze through.

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04-Feb-16

Eat lean, eat clean: 5 nutrition pieces to help your running

We bring you five articles from RunUltra’s favourite nutritionist about carbohydrates, iron, beetroot, superfoods and runner beans. Read her tips and advice to help you improve your health and your running through a complete and balanced nutrition plan.

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20-Aug-15

Time to Eat

Juggling a busy lifestyle of work, family, running and rest, not to mention all the time spent googling races and kit, has become the norm of our western ways. Long commutes and shift work only add to this, and for many it can become a real challenge to get the balance right. Food quite often takes a backseat. Routine and food choices can be hampered in the quest to keep energy levels up.

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17-Jul-15

Ultra Food

Figuring out how much and what to eat for an ultra, let alone a multi-day race, can sometimes appear as challenging as running the event itself. Ultra nutrition is what I get asked about time after time, usually after an ultra that hasn’t quite gone to plan and ended up in a DNF. With all the diet fads, products and self proclaimed do’s and don’ts, it’s no wonder a lot of runners don’t quite know what to pack so here’s some pointers to guide you in the right direction.

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22-Jun-15

Five signs you could be ‘too’ healthy

With all the healthy eating messages being thrust down our throats, it’s no wonder it’s a common topic of discussion. We all have our own thoughts about what healthy eating means to us individually, leading to the food choices we make. There’s no denying a healthy balanced lifestyle is the way forward, but is there a point when it can go too far and we can become ‘too’ healthy?

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05-Jun-15

Supplements: the do’s and don’ts

Pills, potions, powders; supplements come in all shapes and sizes from your daily multivitamin to your post run protein powder. Many of you may pop a pill “just in case” you’re not meeting your daily nutrition needs. Around a quarter of UK adults report doing so. There has also been a soar in supplement sales in recent years so the question is, do you need to be supplementing?

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25-May-15

Runner Beans

Do you eat meat? Does the thought of going meat free bring you out in the proverbial ‘meat’ sweats? Contrary to what you may be thinking, you don’t need to be vegetarian to choose meat free options so this week’s food for thought is how opting for the occasional meat free meal can not only be delicious and nutritious but benefit your health, bank balance and even the planet too.

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08-May-15

The latest H2O flooding our shelves…

Left to fend for yourself on a desert island, your first priority is to find water, although going by the latest series of The Island with Bear Grylls perhaps not. Needless to say, you’ll die from thirst well before wasting away so I think we can all agree, meeting your fluid needs is essential for life.

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24-Apr-15

What’s so Super about “Superfoods”?

What do you think about kale smoothies, should I use cacao over cocoa and what exactly is maca powder? Answering nutrition queries is part and parcel of my daily dietician duties but increasingly these foodie requests are about specific self proclaimed “superfoods”.

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07-Apr-15

Running from the runs

If you’ve ever found yourself out on a run, seeking out the nearest toilet rather than the next checkpoint, you’re not alone. Gastrointestinal (GI) issues affect a significant number of runners, which is not only distressing but can put an end to a race before it’s even begun. So why are some affected more than others and what can you do about it?

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