There's no denying that we need exercise in our lives to stay fit both physically and mentally.
Not only do we need to pay attention to our diet, get a good nights rest and drink plenty of water, we need to incorporate some form of exercise into our daily routines. That can mean different things to different people, hours of aerobic classes a week, playing competitive sports, frisbee in the park with the dog, walking with a friend, the choices are many and varied.
Since our body loses fluid during exercise it seems to make sense to rehydrate and replace electrolytes with sports drinks. However, the body manages the content of perspiration to ensure that only small amounts of electrolytes are lost. The kidneys also conserve fluids and electrolytes by cutting back on urine production during exercise.
Research suggests that you need to engage in at least one hour of strenuous exercise such as running before electrolytes need to be replenished. So, for many athletes and for most people who drink sports drinks, the benefit is unnecessary.
So, which is better water or sports drinks? Sports drinks are okay when they are used correctly...to replace fluids and electrolytes after heavy exercise. When used by the casual athlete or the wannabe, they add unnecessary calories and sodium. Many people prefer the taste to water so they are apt to drink more and rehydrate faster. And sports drinks are a better alternative than soda or fruit juice.
On the minus side, water is better, cheaper and doesn’t add unnecessary carbohydrates or sodium to the already over processed diet of most people. Vitamin waters are probably OK, if you can afford them.
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Council for Responsible Nutrition
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Natural Products Foundation
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The Center for Women's Fitness
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The Science of Sport
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Total Max Fitness
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