Healthy Eating Can Help Marathoners Cross Finish Line

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Healthy Eating Can Help Marathoners Cross Finish Line
Mon, 10-21-2013 - 10:20am

Health Day News has some tips to help marathoners cross the finish line in the upcoming New York City Marathon. "With the New York City Marathon just two weeks away, a sports diet expert advises runners that proper nutrition and hydration are crucial for anyone training for the Nov. 3 race.

Long-distance runners are at risk for low bone density, stress fractures and irregular periods, so it's important for them to provide their bodies with enough energy to achieve peak performance and prevent injuries, said Brooke Schantz, a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill.

She offers this simple way for runners to calculate their caloric needs: READ MORE

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