Thirsty? How to Know When to Have a Sports Drink vs. Water! by Dr. Heidi Renner

Family Health Fitness
4 years ago
Thirsty? How to Know When to Have a Sports Drink vs. Water!

Whether it’s for you or your kids, it’s important to know when you should go for the sports drink or just some water. If in doubt, go for the water. Sports drinks can add extra calories most of us don’t need. Drink water while:

  • sitting on the couch
  • during a 3-mile bike ride or run
  • studying or working at a desk

Sports drinks are for when: 

  • you’re exercising for more than an hour
  • exercising in an extreme environment such as high heat, high altitude or if it’s really cold

Sports drinks are also good if you’re an athlete who has missed a pre-workout meal.

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

Seriously though isnt water Always good? Lol sports drink thats a real joke. Water is In sports drink. Did i miss the point or am i valid?

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