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Trade sports drinks for water

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July 30, 2012

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Đỗ văn thành
September 4, 2012

So, should recreational runners always stick to water? I ran the SF marathon last weekend and started drinking sports drinks after mile 10 at every aid station. I do not use sport drinks on a regular basis. Do you know of any studies that compares performance, endurance, and/or mental fatigue between runners who use sports drinks and those that do not? I found that the sports drinks left a dry feeling in my mouth which was not refreshing. I continued drinking them during my race because I thought the sugars could perk me up a bit!

emedoutlet
August 31, 2012

I don’t understand sports drink. They all are chemicalized and any kind of chemical will more harm than benefit. Water is natural and natural drink is the best drink. The only fact that need to keep in mind that water should be pure. I would rather say that boiled water id the best drink.

Christina
August 23, 2012

It is crazy to me how many people think that sports drinks are healthy and okay to drink – even if participating in fitness related activity. Most people aren’t aware that they’re downing that many calories… to them, a liquid isn’t the same as a solid in terms of calories. And while not all calories are the same, when it comes to sugar – it is!

Interesting article to read, though… definitely an eye opener for anyone who might be into fitness and think it’s okay to drink these all the time!

Kelly Abdellatif
August 14, 2012

Very interesting article. I’ve been anti sports drinks for awhile, but I had bought into the whole hydration media hype. Its good to know that once again we can listen to our body for clues. I was not aware that people were dying as a result of over hydration. Thank you for the article.

Fubao
August 7, 2012

Water is better than sport drinks. Tap water is better than bottled water

Careful X
August 6, 2012

Usually energy drinks are better suited for long distance races. But the thing is they often leave you dehydrated, so for me personally water is better suited. Besides energy drinks often have a detrimental effect on your health nowadays. Way too much harmful chemicals you don’t even know about!

Christine Frisbee
August 6, 2012

This information about drinking water and the controversy over sports drinks goes towards promoting healthy living. It partners well with our mission to show natural and organic food and products so that we live a healthier life.

Socialible
August 6, 2012

This a great article, a lot of sports drink have a bunch of sodium and sugar.

cosmic
August 5, 2012

I also found that the sports drinks left a dry feeling in my mouth and were not refreshing at all. I agree trust thirst, drink water!

tips membeli mobil
August 4, 2012

oh, now am knowing if we too much drinkings can cause bad body condition,, for me this is idea, we can use any method to agree… be careful 🙂

gail
August 3, 2012

I have been told by several athletes that natural coconut water makes a difference when running or distance hiking.

August 3, 2012

Good post. Very informative. I too agree with the point that taking lot of water after heavy dehydration leads to severe metabolism issues. And at the same time drinking water instead of any other drinks will be the good remedy. Always natural lead people a hygienic life.Thanks for your post Skerrett!

nam anh
August 2, 2012

Absolutely, drinking water is far more better than that of drinking any kind of energy or cold drinks. Thrust which is satisfied by water cannot be satisfied by any kind of other drink. Other than this our concern should also be on saving water as much as we can, because water is a vital resource which is used very carelessly. Some serious efforts needed to make this resource available for future use as well.

Andrew berry
August 1, 2012

While. consuming sports drinks isn’t absolutely necessary to finish a race or competition, they may be beneficial to achieve your personal best. The body uses 90 mg/dL of sugar to carry out normal basal functions. Well, when you exercise, these demands go up greatly. So where does the energy come from? This energy comes from a few sources: the breakdown of stored glycogen, glycolysis which is basically energy production from circulating sugars post digestion, from oxidation of fatty acids and finally from the breakdown of muscle protein. Providing a fluid, sugar, and electrolyte mix in about a 4% glucose concentration can help maintain a constant energy source so that too much muscle protein isn’t used. Additionally, I think branched chain amino acids should be added to this mixture to further prevent muscle protein loss. This is what I have my endurance athletes do for optimal performance. Of course this is only one facet of an athletes program. If proper nutritional and training needs are not being met then the addition of a sports drink won’t make you lance Armstrong.

August 1, 2012

That would also be my question. That water is in general more healthy than any sports drink of the beverage industry is nothing really new, but what about performance during an exhausting event like a marathon? Isnt the sugar in it helping to maintain a certain “power level”?
Thats at least how I feel during marathons. During normal training I usually always drink water.

Ted Wootton
July 31, 2012

My understanding of this issue is that hyponatremia can be caused by being VERY dehydrated and following up by drinking a LOT of water. So, normal thirst can be satisfied by drinking water with no ill effects but sport drinks might be indicated after SEVERE deyhdration. Water, but not a large quantity of water, can also be effective. A large volume of water after severe dehydration can upset the balance of electrolytes in the body.

Neil
July 31, 2012

Absolutely, drinking water is far more better than that of drinking any kind of energy or cold drinks. Thrust which is satisfied by water cannot be satisfied by any kind of other drink. Other than this our concern should also be on saving water as much as we can, because water is a vital resource which is used very carelessly. Some serious efforts needed to make this resource available for future use as well.

Marielaina Perrone DDS
July 30, 2012

When running long distances like that the sport drinks might be the most effective for you but you are not the norm. Too many in our society drink sport drinks all day long with deleterious effects on general and oral health.

cityrunner
July 30, 2012

So, should recreational runners always stick to water? I ran the SF marathon last weekend and started drinking sports drinks after mile 10 at every aid station. I do not use sport drinks on a regular basis. Do you know of any studies that compares performance, endurance, and/or mental fatigue between runners who use sports drinks and those that do not? I found that the sports drinks left a dry feeling in my mouth which was not refreshing. I continued drinking them during my race because I thought the sugars could perk me up a bit!

Thank you!

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