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Stop Popping Those Pain Pills!

Pain pills can have negative side effects–especially on runners. Think twice before popping pills before your next long run.

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Stop With The Pain Meds!

If you’re considering popping pain pills to prevent running pain, you’d better think twice–and continue reading this first.

Swallowing an over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen, before a race might seem like a good way to prevent some pain, but it’s actually quite dangerous. A study out of the Netherlands found increased trauma in the intestines, and research on runners at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run revealed colon issues and increased inflammation—pretty much the opposite of what you might want!

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