Running is good for us. Right? I mean, right. Definitely. But not always.
Exercise and nutrition are two of the most commonly talked about subjects in the news, in social media and in day-to-day life. They’re also two of the hardest things to get right – not just because they’re both a minefield of ever-evolving scientific research and deeply academic subjects in their own rights, but because there is a tidal wave of information from all sources and opinion being hurled at us every time we check in on social media, catch up on the news or switch the TV on.
As a result, it’s so easy to get it wrong. You don’t have to be an elite athlete, churning out high mileage or logging back to back days in the gym to lose sight of the balance between sport, food, and the rest of your life.
The consequences of over-training and under-fuelling, skimping on your rest days and simply not looking after yourself properly are becoming more and more talked about. We’ve compiled some scientific resources, stories and blogs to join in this conversation, educate and hopefully help if you need them!
If you’re struggling with something, always reach out sooner rather than later. Getting help is always one of the best things you can do, no matter how scary it might feel.