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Did you gain weight while marathon training? Read this to find out why.

Did you gain weight while marathon training? Read this to find out why. Training for half and full marathons is common in the spring, summer and fall.   One of the side effects of this is weight gain which is often unexpected due to the amount of calories expended while training. Science is now beginning to understand how and what the body does to adapt to increased exercise according to a recent NY Times article. Apparently, regular high level exercise causes the body to become more efficient, and as a result, burn fewer calories when running. Check out the article below Read More »

Running nutrition and hydration; could beer be better than water or a sports drink? The NY Times reports on beer and running.

Running Nutrition and hydration; could beer be better than water or a sports drink? The NY Times reports on beer and running. Many runners are beer drinkers, yet, few of them ever considered the idea of a beer is a great sports drink. Perhaps, that is because beer has some alcohol, however, it is also full of carbohydrates necessary for running. According to this recent article in the NY Times, if you add a little salt, the beer’s benefits exceed those of water or sports drinks. Believe it or not, there are running clubs dedicated to this idea of beer Read More »