Is salt good or bad for runners?

March 5th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Most people consumer too much salt and sodium, and health authorities are concerned. Here’s what you need to know as an athlete


Nutrition myth busted: Caffeine is not dehydrating

July 26th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

You can rest assured that your morning cup of coffee won’t result in net hydration loss before a big long run


Five performance-enhancing products that are fair game in improving race times

April 26th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition | 1 Comment »

Enhance your performance on the roads and the track by using these five legal substances.


Sodium consumption for runners: Take it with a grain of salt?

March 14th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Q: I’m lazy with tracking my sodium intake. I’ve always felt that since I run, I sweat it out anyway and therefore don’t need to be concerned about high sodium. Am I right in […]


What are electrolytes?

February 6th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

After a long, hard run someone is bound to remind you about the need to replenish your electrolytes, lest you shrivel up. They’ll tell you to eat a bananna. Someone might say something about […]


Sports drinks usually not necessary

January 31st, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Articles, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Olympic medallists Simon Whitfield and Clara Hughes have teamed up with CBC Marketplace to put sports products to the test. They tested the performance benefits of different products to see if they’re actually valuable […]