Fuel For Running – Six Of The Best Runner’s Snacks

We get bombarded with a huge amount of information about diets and nutrition, both in our everyday lives and also our sporting lives. One of the best ways of keeping body fat low is to develop practices which increase the metabolism. Nutrient timing can be a very important factor, as these days the old-fashioned ‘calories in versus calories out’ paradigm is becoming less credible. The new advice by many sports nutritionists and coaches is to eat more meals per day, each of which of course needs to be smaller than your usual three square meals; and whenever possible, to eat within an hour of physical exercise. But does this give us carte blanche for snacking?

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Bring On Tomorrow With For Goodness Shakes Recovery Drinks

One of the things which many of us do before exercise is go through our warm-up routines. This might involve a some walking, a few miles on the bike, or a slow-paced jog, to get the muscles warm and quicken the pulse, so your body is ready for action. A few stretches and you’re ready to run. But what about after your training session? Instead of chatting with friends think about your post-race routine. Doing a cool down and some deep stretches can help your muscles flush away lactate and remain flexible; but nutrition is also important. I drink ‘For Goodness Shakes’ recovery drinks as soon as I can after a hard session to help with hydration, and replenish muscle glycogen stores.

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