Spartan Race Promotes Healthy Eating Habits By Recommending a Low-Sugar Diet

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In an effort to promote healthy eating habits after the Easter holiday, Spartan Race offers mud racers tips to battle the overconsumption of sweets.

On April 9, Spartan Race offers mud racers advice on sugar reduction to help develop healthy dietary habits and achieve optimal athletic performance.

According to the Spartan blog, sugar “causes tooth decay, leads to poor nutrition, increases insulin levels in the body and is a contributor to the onset of Type II diabetes, and can even be linked to cancer cases.” Spartan Race adds that diets high in sugar contribute to obesity and heart disease. Sugar is one of the most addictive substances to the body, reports Spartan Race.

“Many celebrated an Easter or Passover potentially filled with cake, cookies, candy, and other sweet or high fat foods in excess, and it might hurt as much as a hangover. The good news is, it’s a new day and new decisions can be made,” reads the Spartan blog.

“It’s another opportunity to get it right. The bad news is, you will have to work for positive change. You will have to exert effort for the healthy body you want. It doesn’t come easy, but it’s worth the effort.”

“You are what you eat, and if you eat poorly you are more prone to injury, health complications and possibly a shorter lifespan,” says Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena. “Obstacle course races can be grueling, and you can get hurt if you are not properly prepared and fueled.”

De Sena adds that physical training for an obstacle course race or a mud race is only half the equation to a successful finish. “A good diet will provide your body with the energy it needs to achieve a successful race.”

Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world’s leading obstacle race series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared towards ripping people off their couches and into the outdoors.

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