September 19 2017
This runner loves all things fitness—and it's because of this passion that she decided to become a certified personal trainer.
If you’re considering popping pain pills to prevent running pain, you’d better think twice–and continue reading this first.
Swallowing an over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen, before a race might seem like a good way to prevent some pain, but it’s actually quite dangerous. A study out of the Netherlands found increased trauma in the intestines, and research on runners at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run revealed colon issues and increased inflammation—pretty much the opposite of what you might want!