How Many Fruits and Vegetable Servings Should You Eat a Day?

The advice to eat more fruit and vegetables will likely always be a staple of nutrition recommendations, but how much do you really need? As it turns out, there may be a specific breakdown of how many servings of each you need to increase your longevity, according to a recent study in the journal Circulation. […]

Does Intermittent Fasting Improve Running Performance?

Intermittent fasting has been highlighted for its advantages—studies show how this way of eating can affect metabolic health, cardiovascular function, and even longevity—but can it make a difference in your running performance? New research in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests this type of time-restricted eating may have some benefits. Researchers looked at […]

Replenishing at Ramadan

Ramadan is a time for Muslims to be reflective of the teachings of Islam as well as empathize with those less fortunate. However, this observation of one of the Five Pillars of Islam can be a challenge for runners as it also incorporates up to 30 days of a day fast from food and water. […]

How to Train and Race in Hot Conditions

We have all been there. It’s the middle of the race and the sun is beating down — you look at your watch and wonder why your heart is beating out of your chest at such a slow pace. You may think: “Did I overestimate my fitness?” Suddenly, the internal dialogue ceases as you look […]