|Choose the right sports drink|
Many sports drinks are loaded with carbohydrates and sugars, unless you've reached that perfect BMI (Body Mass Index) you really don't need the calories they bring with them. Taking a full 32 ounce bottle of regular Powerade or Gatorade comes with 200 calories and a crazy 50 grams carbohydrates. Grab one of these and you need to add another 20 minutes to your workout.
|Zero Calorie Powerade|
Now, Powerade does a great job with their sports drink, with good taste with zero calories and less than 1 carbohydrate. Not bad but you can do better.
If your only looking for hydration without electrolytes you can't beat water. But you need some electrolytes and that's what makes sports drinks a little different. If your doing a long workout you'll need the electrolytes, I try to do a 4 to 1 ration of water to sports drinks. These normally have 150 to 160 mg sodium and some potassium. Drinking all sports drinks with electrolytes on a super hot day is like drinking from the ocean after a while, too much sodium will dry you out! Remember to always a have some water around.
|Propel Sports Drink|
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