What is Your Heart Rate Supposed to Be, Anyway?
Everyone's heart rate is going to be different. Here's how to know if yours is healthy.
The Basics of Heart Rate, Explained for Runners
Your body is a powerful machine, and at the center of it all lies a strong, pounding engine.
Heart Rate During Your Pregnancy: What Should It Be?
Myths about how high your heart rate should go persist.
Nonalcoholic Beer That’s Actually Good? Here’s How an Ultramarathoner Created Athletic Brewing
Drinking was messing with his performance, so an endurance athlete set out to make a delicious nonalcoholic beer.
Mental Health Used to Be Taboo in Sports. These Researchers are Changing That.
How science is bridging the gap between physical and mental health.
The Best Almond Butters, Ranked
Our favorite almond butters for value, texture, and more.
Boost Your Immune System with This Smoky Broiled Veggie Soup with Tuna
The combo of red peppers and tomatoes makes for a vitamin C payload.
Hair Care For Runners: How to Protect From Damage
Follow these tips and tricks for tresses as strong as your running stride.
This Mac-and-Cheese Really Brings the Heat
It's light, easy, and a great way to clean out the fridge.
Anatomy of a Comeback: How Exceptional Athletes Bounce Back
Is there a special quality shared by top athletes who triumph over great challenges? And can anyone acquire it?
Are You Actually Absorbing the Nutrients from the Foods You’re Eating?
Bioavailability reveals which nutrients on the plate work in harmony and which battle absorption.
Try This Fried Rice with Shrimp Recipe After Your Next Workout
The quick carbs and lean protein help with recovery.
Counterintuitive Bodily Responses, and Why They Happen
A sports scientist explains why our bodies seem to be working against us at times.
Could Eating Leafy Greens Every Day Keep Heart Disease Away?
Sure, salads are healthy – but new research suggests they might be especially great for those at-risk for heart disease. The key to a healthier heart could lie in packing your plate with more leafy green veggies.
Love Pasta? Give These Plant-Based Picks A Try
Full of protein and packed with essential vitamins and minerals, these plant-based pasta options are perfect for runners.
Fueled by… Crickets? 4 Fuels That May Be the Future of Sports Nutrition
These unusual up-and-coming sports nutrition products come with some promising research that may make them a popular choice for those putting in the mega-miles.
Don’t Stop! How to Ease Shin Pain During a Run
If you're experiencing a little discomfort on the front of your legs, try these five techniques to ease shin pain.
This Red Lentils with Kale and Tomatoes Recipe is Our New Fall Staple
This powerhouse in a bowl can be served as a smaller side with meat, chicken, or fish.
Not Racing this Fall? Here are 5 Things to Do in Your Off Season
There are many ways to enjoy your off season from running.
The Best Practices for Preventing and Treating Ankle Injuries
An ankle injury can really put a kink in your race plans. Here’s how to treat and prevent common ankle injuries.
Runners Love this Soba Noodle Salad and Peanut Sauce
This soba noodle salad came to be when Shalane Flanagan—and her world-record holder mom—fell in love with homemade peanut sauce.
Carb Up To Crush Your Runs
There's a lot of confusing carb information out there. Thankfully, our RDN is here to clear things up.
Achy Joints? It Might Be Time to Break Up with Meat (Or, At Least See Other People)
If you’re suffering from joint pain, going plant-based could improve your quality of life.
Top Recovery Nutrition Mistakes Runners Make
Tips for nailing recovery nutrition from a dietitian.
It’s Pumpkin-Spiced Everything Season. Get In the Spirit With These Waffles
Wake up to these pumpkin-spiced waffles, made with a blend of almond and coconut flours.
Gwen Jorgensen’s Gold Medal-Winning Rice Bowl
A taper-ready meal from Jorgensen that's simple to make swaps and create portions that will make your stomach happy.
To All the Banana Bread We Made Last Year…
Remember when we spent the early months of pandemic life baking up a storm? Those times may have past, but banana bread is still delicious. Change up the add-ins with our two recipes to give it a sweeter taste or different texture.
These are the Nutrition Basics We Forgot During the Pandemic, According to a Sports Dietitian
Plan your meals around these nutrition basics to feel stronger and more energized.
Are The Best Superfood Powders Worth It?
A nutritionist looks at five superfood powders meant to best supercharge your food and take your nutrition and fitness gains to the next level.
Can Your Diet Protect You From Sunburns and Skin Cancer?
Here’s what the latest science says about eating for sun protection.
10 Easy Pasta Recipes Quick Enough for a Weeknight Dinner
Add these tasty recipes to your cooking arsenal—your family (and your stomach) will thank you.
Yes, “Real Athletes” Eat Burritos (and Pizza, and Ice Cream, and Everything Else Delicious)
Of all of the takes currently floating around the internet, elite runner Sabrina Little argues that the worst is probably the one about how a professional runner would never eat a burrito.
The Science Behind How Stress Affects a Runner’s Stomach
Plus, science-backed ways to avoid dreaded stomach upset on the run.
Worried Running Could Trigger a Migraine? These Experts Say You Should Run Anyway
When running became a trigger for my chronic migraines, I learned a lot about the mind-body connection and how doing nothing could help me become a better runner.
Sore Muscles? It Might Be Your Diet
Sore or heavy legs after a long run or workout? You might want to dial in your nutrition.
Remember, You Really Don’t Have to Do It All (Even if You Feel Like You Do)
Digital anthropologist and best-selling author Rahaf Harfoush explores our complicated ties with endless productivity, and what we can do about it.
Why is Everything Good for Me Stuff I Hate?
You're not just being lazy. It's years of human evolution that lead us to avoid things we dislike. But there are ways to overcome those obstacles.
Understanding Food Intolerances for Better Performance
Whether you are dealing with food intolerance or sensitivities, for an athlete, feeling even marginally better can translate to improved training.
Your Complete Runner’s Guide to Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are a key part of ensuring you're performing your best.
Tangy, Sweet, Crunchy: The Most Delicious Cashew-Crusted Salmon Recipe
Making wild salmon at home doesn't need to be complicated. This recipe uses fewer than five ingredients to bring healthy protein to the table.
You’re Probably Not Getting Enough of This Mega-Healthy Fat
Omega-3s are good for your heart, your brain, and your performance. Yet many athletes fall short on this crucial nutrient.
How to Age-Proof Your Nutrition by Eating the Best Foods for Each Decade of Life
Running your strongest at any age requires a solid fueling plan. Full stop. But as your body and lifestyle change through the years, so does your optimal nutrition strategy. Here’s how to maximize fueling at any life stage.
Nutrition Needs in Your 60s and Beyond
With more time to train, your golden decades can represent some of your prime running years.
How to Eat in Your 40s to Support a Healthy Life
Dialing in your nutrition now can both directly affect your short-term performance and recovery and also keep you running strong and healthy for years to come.
The Foods Your Body Needs in Your 20s and 30s
Here's a big tip: Ditch diets.
What Nutrition Should Look Like for an Active Teenager
The more girls use nutrition to tend to their energy needs, the better they’ll fare.
What to Eat in Your 50s to Keep You Running
As the natural, biological change of menopause continues to unfold, many athletes find that what’s worked for them in the past requires adjusting.
3 Factors that Will Make or Break Your Health Goals
A successful diet is about way more than what you put on your plate.
Learn to Love the Underrated Mussel With This Easy, Thai-Inspired Recipe
Fresh mussels are rich in vitamins and minerals, delicious, and incredibly easy and fast to cook.
This Mindset Shift Helped Me Cope With My Toddler’s Tantrums—And Helped Him To Stop Throwing Them.
Reacting to my kiddo's meltdowns only made them worse. Here's what happened when I learned to respond instead.
This Frittata with Butternut Squash and Basil is About to Become Your New Favorite Recipe
This easy-to-prepare frittata is versatile enough to be served as breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
What Your Cravings Are Trying to Tell You
Can't say no to salty or sweet foods? Feel a strong urge to consume lots of carbs? Your food cravings are subtle messages from your body, and they're trying to tell you something.
9 Tricks to Feeling Your Best When Traveling
Traveling can be hard on the body. Here's are some strategies to improve your experience.
Post-Run Brunch Bliss Awaits With This Banana-Pecan Pancakes Recipe
These pancakes are delicious on their own, but you can top them with syrup or additional sliced banana if you like.
How to Fuel Your First Trimester of Pregnancy as a Runner
Stay fit, happy, and healthy early in your pregnancy by feeding your body what it needs.
5 Breads to Get You Excited About Your Next Sandwich
Much like Oprah, we love bread—but not all loaves are created equal. These options are the best thing since, well, you know.
How to Treat Heat Exhaustion: A Guide For Runners
Learn the signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention strategies of heat exhaustion for a safer and more comfortable summer run.
Could Your GI Problems Actually Be a Food Intolerance?
Learn what factors could be contributing to your food intolerance symptoms and troubleshoot your GI issues to start performing better.
Your Meal Plan for Joint Pain and Arthritis
Put our recommendations into action with this three-day, anti-inflammatory meal plan to help relieve joint pain.
The Top 5 Reasons Why You Experience Nausea After Running
Dealing with stomach pain during or after a workout can make you question why you run in the first place. But there's likely a solution to your discomfort.
Over Sports Drinks? These Fruits Are Naturally Rich in Electrolytes
There's a reason you crave fruit more in the hot summer months.
8 Reasons You Need to Eat More Beans
After discovering the many perks of eating of beans, you're going to want to make them the star of your meals.
The 5 Universal Principles of Good Nutrition, According to Everyone
Yes, nutrition advice is often confusing, ambiguous, and hotly debated. But despite all the noise out there, these nuggets are indisputable—and often transformative.
You’ll Want to Make This Grilled Corn, Nectarine, and Burrata Salad All Summer
It's the summer season on a plate.
Will Run for Booze: The Rise of Alcohol and Exercise
Does alcohol have a place in a sport promoting health and wellness?
A Runner’s Guide to Stress Fractures
Stress fractures can mean no running for months on end.
Taking Prebiotic Supplements May Have a Positive Effect on Anxiety
Prebiotics may improve your gut health and just may support your mental health too. Studies have found these supplements reduced anxiety in some individuals while they got to work in the microbiome.
How to Make a Smoothie That’s Nutritious (and Delicious)
Stack a smoothie correctly for the best texture, flavor, and nutrition.
3 Healthy Summer Smoothie Recipes Made for the Endurance Athlete
Chill out this summer with delicious smoothies that aid training and pack an impressive nutritional punch.
Research on Female Endurance Athletes is Thin—This New Study Hopes to Change That
Through a new study, researchers are trying to understand bone health in female ultrarunners.
These Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies Will Help Fuel Your Muscles
Chickpeas in dessert may sound weird, but we promise it's oh-so-yummy and good for rebuilding tired muscles.
Simple, Easy, Delicious: Pan-Roasted Chickpeas and Summer Vegetables
The great textures and colors of this dish work well with any entrée and you can use any seasonal vegetables you'd like.
Everything Runners Need to Know About Prebiotics
Are you feeding your gut the right stuff?
Hot Stuff: The History and Science of Heat Acclimation
It was the talk of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, as the country's best athletes had to navigate intense competition with even more intense temperatures. Inside endurance athlete's quest to hack the heat.
No, You Don’t Really Need Those Pricey Sports Gels. Fuel Your Runs with These 4 Natural Foods
When it comes to fueling brag-worthy runs, sometimes natural selection works in your favor. Here are real-food options shown to assist top-notch performances as well as sports energy products.
A Guide to Turmeric Supplements
Golden turmeric supplements pack a ton of potential into small capsules, colorful powders, and gummies. But are they really as great for your health as all of the hype claims? Here’s your guide.
Over Half of Ultrarunners Get Nauseous During Races. Here’s Why
Loads of factors within and outside the body contribute to nausea during ultramarathons, but there are some ways to mitigate it.
Jitters and Java: Your Genes May Affect Your Response to Caffeine
Your DNA has a say in your caffeine buzz, but it’s still not clear how genes affect gut sensitivity to caffeine.
The Injuries You Can’t See: Lessons From 3 Sports Psychologists
We spoke with three sports psychologists about how to prioritize mental health alongside physical health.