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This Could Be The Reason You Are Getting Headaches

It turns out there can be too much of a good thing.

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Sodium (an electrolyte) is critical for running performance—but even if you sweat on the regular, you could still be getting more than you need. One sign? Too much of the salty stuff could be giving you a headache.

Research from Johns Hopkins University found cutting daily salt intake from 9 to 3 grams decreased pounding noggins by 31 percent. One easy idea? Check your bread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists processed bread and cereals as big culprits for hidden salt. Look for a low-sodium loaf (and peanut butter) if you suffer from painful thumping.

Read More:
How To Prevent Agonizing Post-Run Headaches
What’s The Deal With Salt Supplementation?

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These Runners Were Not Prepared to Love Non-Alcoholic Beer

L. Renee Blount and Outside TV host Pat Parnell posted up at a popular trailhead, handed out free Athletic Brewing craft non-alcoholic beer, and then recorded runners’ live reactions. Want to find out what all the hype’s about? Click here to discover a world without compromise.

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