The power of Magnesium - what every runner needs
We are delighted to be working with Westlab Salts, our Official Wellness Partner. They really know their stuff when it comes to race prep and recovery. Not all runners are aware of why they need magnesium, so have a read below.
Runners in the Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon will be delighted to know there will be Westlab Salts inside their goody bag at the finishing line.
why you need magnesium ahead of the Unleashed Performance rEADING half marathon
Magnesium is an essential mineral for runners as it is crucial for muscles to work effectively. It not only keeps the muscles relaxed which helps prevent injury, but it also helps them to recover and repair after exercise.
Unfortunately though, we do not produce Magnesium in the body, and it needs to be constantly replenished. Plus, sweating depletes our Magnesium levels, so the more you train for the big event, the more you are reducing the amount of Magnesium in your body. This is bad timing, as you need to be as replenished up as possible on Race Day.
Our modern diets do not provide us with as much Magnesium as they used to. The soil is depleted so we just don’t get enough from our diet anymore. Magnesium rich foods include nuts, legumes, dark leafy greens, bananas, so do try to eat more of these during the run up to the race.
Another great way to thank your body while doing it good is to have Magnesium baths and foot soaks. A warm bath with Magnesium salts is the perfect way to soothe your muscles while helping replenish and top up your Magnesium levels. You can also add the salts to a footbowl if you don’t have a bath or prefer to just soak it up with some extra attention on your feet.