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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTROLYTES AND HYDRATION

Every athlete knows that proper hydration and electrolyte balance are crucial to their training, but finding the right balance can be difficult, especially for new athletes who don’t yet have a natural feel for how much water or sports drink they need to stay hydrated and avoid muscle cramps. Luckily, there are several simple rules of thumb that athletes can use to get them off on the right foot. This guide will help you understand what electrolytes are, why you need them, how to determine if you’re dehydrated and the best ways to rehydrate yourself when necessary.

What’s the difference between a sports drink and electrolyte drink?

There is a lot of nutrition information available about what to consume both before, during and after exercise.  Add in seemingly endless product options and you could be understandably a bit confused when it comes to fuelling and hydration.    Don’t worry, you’re certainly not alone.  At events, the most common question people ask is,…

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