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HWHR-Combating Low Energy
Episode 2Bonus Episode14th September 2020 • She Runs Eats Performs • Runners Health Hub
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HWHR-Combating Low Energy

Are you a midlife runner who is struggling to maintain her energy throughout the day AND for her training? Listen to get a snapshot of what may be triggering YOUR low energy. We focus on aspects including STRESS, SLEEP and DIET and we discuss HOW they may impact your running performance before moving on to providing some hints and tips on how YOU could avoid or combat YOUR low energy levels.   

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Show Notes


Determining 4 principle triggers of low energy and their impact on nutrient status and hormones levels with a focus on magnesium, insulin and cortisol. 


Considering the impact of low energy on running performance, with a focus on recovery from training and risk of injury and illness. 


Discussing the nutritional and lifestyle changes a midlife female runner could consider introducing helping combat the effects of low energy. Introducing some recommendations to limit caffeine intake and increase water intake alongside dietary alternatives. Sleep and rest are also explored as potential lifestyle considerations for increasing energy levels. 


Key Takeaways:

  • Listen to your body – what is it telling you? What are YOUR energy levels like? 
  • Acknowledge the symptoms you experience – it is so easy to ignore the feelings of low energy 
  • Address these symptoms so you can keep on running – think about some of the suggestions discussed today 
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The suggestions we make during this episode are for guidance and

advice only, and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

If you have any concerns regarding your health, please contact

your healthcare professional for advice as soon as possible.

Aileen Smith and Karen Campbell met at as nutrition students (Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London) and became lifelong friends and nutritional buddies! Both have a love of running and a passion for nutrition, delicious food and healthy living.

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