It’s important to keep your bones and muscles strong and healthy in order to be able to tackle runs of all distances and efforts. And while logging miles regularly and cross-training no doubt help, certain minerals do, too.
Among them? Calcium—which also happens to be one of the body’s most important minerals in general, according to Victoria Kang, D.O., family medicine physician with a subspecialty in sports medicine at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.
“Calcium is a token to get different body organ systems to work, and it forms and maintains healthy bones, since most calcium is stored in your bones,” she told Runner’s World. “Calcium also helps your heart muscles pump and transmits signals to your nerves so your muscles contract.”
Excerpted from Runner’s World