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Diet /Therapy for Running

Hi, I am pracising for half marathon and run around 20 KMs on weekends. However after running I have some pain in my calf muscles. I think its normal thought I have my thaorid and Vitamin D tests done and all are normal. Requesting for advice on what diet should I take and should I go for any phisiotherapy after running to ensure my muscles are well maintained ?
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Ms. Rekha Sachdev Pohani Pune | Dietitian/Nutritionist
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U have 8 KGS more weight that can also be reason for pain . have healthy nutrition for marathon u need to reduce fat and gain muscle.I can help with 4-5 KGS fat loss in month
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello.. If you are a begginer mild pain will be there . tussues require oxygen for metabolism .. When muscle is working its oxygen requirement increases , decreased oxygen supply leads to acidosis .. That causes muscle pain. As you continue to practice pain will subside..just don't overstress yourself ,know your limitation and gradually increases workload
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Ms. Rashmi Sharma Faridabad | Dietitian/Nutritionist
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You are exercising more than your body capacity. Take proper diet atleast 5 meals in a day with good quality protein and complex carbohydrates. Drink energy drink to boost your cell energy.
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