Don’t stop at fuelling your body for peak performance – you need to feed your brain, too.
We runners expend plenty of mental energy thinking about the right foods to fuel our bodies. But what about fuelling our minds? The brain is a key muscle in running performance and to function at its best, when you need it most, it also needs the right nutrients.
Whether your last race was a 5K or full marathon, the chances are there was a moment when you considered throwing in the towel. When legs get heavy and lungs scream out, it takes a lot of brainpower to keep the body moving. So how can you harness the psychological strength of a winner? According to the latest science, the answer is lurking in your larder: evidence shows that the right foods could give runners a mental edge. Here’s how to fuel your grey matter.
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