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  • The ultimate science-backed guide to improving your running performance with personalized nutrition

    Most of us runners are alike: hyper-focused on weekly mileage, hill workouts, and targeted speed sessions, all in an effort to hit that next PR. But if you’re looking to truly build on your performance, improve your fitness, and stay injury-free, your nutrition plan matters as much as your training regime. Here’s everything you need to know to optimize your running performance with precision nutrition.
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    42 mins

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  • The pros and cons of intermittent fasting for runners

    Intermittent fasting has become one of the latest buzzwords in the health and wellness space. But why are people talking about it, and is there a way to safely fast, especially for athletes? Learn more about the pros and cons of intermittent fasting for runners.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • Does intense exercise increase longevity?

    Intense exercise, such as swimming, running, and jumping rope, can help increase longevity and reduce your risk of disease, however, you can have too much of a good thing. Learn more about the long-term health benefits of these activities, as well as how to track heart rate zones to boost performance levels and longevity.
    Sarah Achleithner, Content writer
    10 mins
  • Issue 7: Cholesterol reduction

    Cholesterol numbers not where they should be? Roughly 29 million Americans are in the same boat. Check out our science-backed tips on lowering cholesterol without medication.
    Edwina Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
    2 mins

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  • The best ergogenic aids for runners according to Registered Dietitians

    Looking to improve your running performance? Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned marathoner, ergogenic aids can give you a cutting edge. However, not all are created equal. Here are the best ergogenic aids according to science. (And yes, they’re all legal).
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    15 mins
  • The best apps for every type of runner from weekend warriors to ultra runners

    The best running apps can help you stay motivated (virtual running buddy, anyone?), improve performance, and achieve your wildest running goals. But with all of the options out there, finding the right one can be almost as tough as a training run.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • What causes runner’s stomach and how to prevent it

    Runner's trots. A phenomenon that no runner wants to experience, yet it's remarkably common. Here's what causes runner's stomach, and how to prevent it with the power of science (of course).
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • Meet Silvia, Elo's Principal Nutritionist

    Say hello to Silvia Segerstrale, our Principal Nutritionist at Elo. Silvia comes to Elo with almost a decade of experience in nutrition coaching, and previously led the wellness program for Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI). But she wasn't always a nutritionist. Read on to find out about her unique background.
    Silvia Segerstrale, Principal Nutritionist
    10 mins
  • The best science-backed supplements for runners over 40

    Good news, runners! Your age doesn’t have to hold you back. But nutrition and recovery needs change as we get older. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best science-backed supplements for runners over 40 to help you stay in tip-top running shape year after year.
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    15 mins
  • Why you should be tracking heart rate variability (HRV) for running performance

    Everyone’s talking about heart rate variability (HRV) these days. But what is it? And why is it important for runners? We’ve scoped out the latest science on HRV and why it may help take your running performance to the next level.
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    5 mins
  • How Catra Corbett overcame addiction and became an accomplished ultra-runner, fueled by plants

    One hundred 100-mile races is a feat that few people achieve. For 56 year-old Catra Corbett, this is one of many achievements on her running resume. Read on to learn how this meth addict turned vegan endurance athlete found redemption through ultra running and plant-based eating.
    Anne Valta, Elo Health Coach
    3 mins
  • Should you eat before a morning run?

    You’ve heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. From giving your metabolism a boost to improving focus and mood, science suggests a morning meal can have significant benefits, and might just make you a faster runner, too.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    2 mins
  • Got a running injury? These are the best supplements according to science.

    No runner wants to deal with an injury yet most of us will encounter one at some point. While there's no true replacement for rest, rehab and patience - these supplements can support healing and help get you running again.
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • How this VC founder overcame poverty to become an NFL player and Harvard grad

    VC Founder and former NFL player, Isaiah Kacyvenski, didn’t grow up rich. In fact, his upbringing was quite the opposite. Learn how this Elo Member overcame homelessness to become a professional athlete, Harvard grad, and entrepreneur.
    Anne Valta, Elo Health Coach
    3 mins
  • How this marketing wiz reversed his not-so-hot annual physical results

    Don’t get into a spelling contest with Madho. He’s the founder of Madgood Marketing Agency and knows his words. But that’s not the only trick in his book. Madho is focused on staying happy and healthy as well. Here’s his story.
    Anne Valta, Elo Health Coach
    3 mins
  • How a former Olympic skier and NFL player turned his health around

    Even athletes struggle with their health. Jeremy Bloom, the only athlete in history to ski in the Olympics and get drafted into the NFL, found himself struggling with pain and bloating. This is what he did to regain his health.
    Anne Valta, Elo Health Coach
    2 mins
  • The one health hack this famed Apple designer will never quit

    Industrial designer, Miklu Silvanto, worked alongside legendary Jony Ive at Apple for 8 years. For Miklu, maintaining his health is about experimenting, daily check-ins, and routine. Here’s his story.
    Anne Valta, Elo Health Coach
    2 mins
  • Issue 5: Sleep as a superpower

    Sleep is a glorious thing yet many of us don't get enough of it. According to the CDC, 35% of Americans get less than the recommended 7 hours a night, with adults 35-54 years old most likely to experience short sleep. Struggling with sleep? Here are some of the best reads from around the internet on the science of sleep and how to get a better night's rest.
    Edwina Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
    2 mins
  • Issue 6: The science of weight loss

    Trying to get rid of pesky pounds? You're not alone. According to the CDC, roughly half of the US adult population attempts to slim down each year. And anyone who has tried to lose weight knows that it's not easy. Need a little inspiration? Here are our favorite reads on the science of weight loss.
    Edwina Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
    2 mins
  • Issue 1: Optimizing immunity

    Say hello to The Sisu - Elo's science-backed newsletter covering all things health and wellness. Our first edition is about lifestyle strategies for immune function, a topic fraught with misinformation. Saddle up and get ready for some sciencey truths about our natural defenses.
    Edwina Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
    2 mins
  • Issue 2: Post-workout recovery

    Whether you're a recreational cyclist or a competitive runner, post-workout recovery matters. Need convincing? Here are a few of our favorite pieces on post-workout nutrition from around the web.
    Edwina Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
    2 mins
  • Issue 3: Boosting brainpower

    Nobody likes the idea of losing their smarts. And as it turns out, there's a lot you can do to stay sharp, slow down aging and keep your brain in tip-top condition. We've rounded up some of the best content from around the web on nourishing your brain.
    Edwina Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
    2 mins
  • Why Ari Tulla and Tapio Tolvanen founded the precision nutrition service, Elo.

    Ari is co-founder of Elo, a dad, a wannabe surfer, and an avid rock climber living in San Francisco. He focuses on solving problems that help people live better lives. Learn about his latest precision nutrition venture, Elo.
    Ari Tulla, Elo CEO
    5 mins
  • Issue 4: The longevity edition

    In the US, we're living roughly a decade longer than we did 50 years ago. And with that, has come a boom in longevity research. With that in mind, we've curated some of the newest and most interesting longevity reads to help you live longer and better.
    Edwina Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
    2 mins