What to drink during exercise

Water = First Drink of Choice

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·      For < 60 minutes of low to moderate intensity exercise

·      Not a source of electrolytes

·      Heavy sweaters may need additional sodium from an electrolyte supplement  (see below)

 

Electrolyte Supplements

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·      Contain sodium, chloride, potassium and other minerals (amounts vary)

·      For moderate to hard intensity exercise, 30 minutes to multi-day

·      Good choice for heavy &/or salty sweaters

·      Good for warm/hot environments

·      For exercise > 60 minutes of moderate to hard intensity, use in conjunction with fuel from food 

 

Sports Drinks

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·      Contain carbohydrate (5-7g/100ml) and electrolytes (amounts vary)

·      Good for > 60 minutes of moderate to high intensity exercise

·      Provides fuel 

·      Good for warm/hot environments

·      Heavy sweaters may need additional sodium from an electrolyte supplement or salty food   

 

For an individualised approach to your hydration plan, come and see us for some expert advice.