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Carb-Loading for Athletes

Dr. Andre Anderson, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says it is important for marathon runners to carb up, because it is a great source of fuel. "We have a dietitian talking to the athletes so they know the importance of carb loading, especially during or before a big event like a marathon." Dr. Michael Swartzon, Primary Care Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Physician with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains it is important to experiment. "Everyone wants to do their best, and practice is what helps out the most. Practicing not only your sport, but actually fueling yourself for the sport is an important concept."

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