written by runnergirl training
What causes runner’s diarrhea? There really are a variety of contributing factors or undying problems to it. Let’s look at a few main causes & what can be done to prevent it from occurring.
The decline of blood to the intestines when exercising
Recent food or fluid intake
Emotional state (depressed, etc)
Physical jostling of body while running
Limit or avoid high fiber & high gas foods (salads, beans, wheat, fruit)
Avoid high fat foods
Avoid sugar, sweeteners & sugar alcohols
Loose clothing around waist
Again, there are a variety of contributing causes for runner’s diarrhea. Hopefully the above-mentioned fixes will help.