Fitness

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

    Okay cyclists, listen up. Whether you want to improve your endurance on the bike or build speed, your nutrition matters. A lot. Here’s everything you need to know about optimizing your performance on the bike through personalized nutrition.
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    20 mins
  • Plant-based eating for cycling performance: does it work?

    With health experts praising the health benefits of plant-based eating, more elite athletes are turning to plants for long-term health benefits and athletic advantages (such as leaner body composition, improved tissue oxygenation, and reduced oxidative stress) to boost cycling performance.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 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
  • Can e-biking improve cycling performance?

    E-bikes have become a popular choice for many but do they actually make you a better cyclist? World Masters Time Trial Champion, Anne Valta, explores the research on e-biking for improving performance and recounts her own experience as a skeptic.
    Anne Valta, Elo Health Coach
    5 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
  • The best supplements for cyclists based on biomarkers

    Confused about the right supplements for optimal cycling performance? Rest assured, you’re not alone. Navigating supplements can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to balance health and performance. As it turns out, your biomarkers can be helpful for determining which supplements you may (and may not) need to cycle at your best.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    15 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
  • The best nutrition recovery products for cyclists, according to experts

    Whether you're an elite cyclist or a newbee, post-workout nutrition is almost just as important as your training plan. Recover faster after a hard bike ride with these expert-approved nutrition products.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 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
  • How to lose weight without killing your cycling performance

    Balancing cycling performance and weight loss can be tricky. Sure, being lighter can be helpful for hill climbs, but not if it comes at the expense of muscle mass. Here are 7 science-backed strategies for losing weight without losing muscle (and killing your cycling performance).
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • 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
  • 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