Why You Need to Put More Emphasis on Recovery After a Marathon

11/25/2020 8:03:00 PM

Your iron and inflammation levels surge after long-distance efforts—here’s how to get them back to normal faster.

.”In terms of iron, DuFlo said the recent study didn’t reference long-term iron levels, so more research is necessary to determine whether running causes iron overload over time. Also,indicates that runners might actually be deficient in iron generally.

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Because of that, it’s helpful to recognize thesigns of iron deficiency—such as extreme fatigue, pale skin, cold extremities, and an unusually high heart rate—and be especially diligent about incorporating iron-rich foods into your everyday diet, suggested Mack. Foods such as lentils, lean red meat, and dark poultry are useful, she said, and adding

—such as pineapple or citrus—can help you absorb that iron better.HOW TO ACCELERATE YOUR RECOVERYGet seven to nine hours of sleep a night for the two weeks following a raceEat nutrient-dense foods to fight inflammation, like tart cherry juice and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids headtopics.com

Incorporate iron-rich foods—lentils, lean red meat, and dark poultry—and vitamin C into your diet.Elizabeth MillardElizabeth Millard is a freelance writer focusing on health, wellness, fitness, and food. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io

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