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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What running really does to your body

Whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner or a rookie at pounding the pavement, understanding the physiological effects running has on your body is vital.

Here’s a breakdown.

Digestive system

Stomach pain or cramping is a common problem for runners. This is because our body drives blood towards our muscles and away from the gut. As a result, digestion of food begins to slow and is exactly why a big meal before a run is never a good idea.

While it’s essential to fuel your body pre-run, always opt for something small and light like a piece of fruit or sandwich.

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