Healthy Living

Helpful Hints for Runners with Crohn’s or Colitis

Take care of your body

In closing, Susan reminds us that “the risk of permanent damage to a healthy colon remains unknown. It is very important to give your body healing time after a bout of distress. Susan’s pointers areto consult with your physician before resuming running. Don’t continue to train while you are still experiencing symptoms.

She also shared how “some runners need more time than others to adjust to this new level of physical exertion”. Susan encourages them to take it slow and easy.

 

References

https://www.runnersworld.com/for-beginners-only/8-tips-for-runners-and-gi-distress

http://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/exercising-at-marathon-length-can-create-gastrointestinal-syndrome

http://www.1vigor.com/article/electrolytes-hydration-athletic-performance/