Fuelling and hydration for exercise

Fuelling and hydration for exercise

Sports nutrition: energy drinks

Sports drinks – can you have too much of a good thing? There’s no doubt that ensuring optimum fluid and carbohydrate replenishment is vital as a sports supplement for maximising sport performance. But, as Richard Godfrey explains, while this strategy is fine for competition, some scientists are wondering whether the routine use of carbohydrate/fluid replacement […]

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Sports nutrition and carbohydrate drinks

Endurance training – do carbohydrate drinks help? Despite the numerous claims to the contrary by the sports nutrition industry, real advances in sports nutrition are comparatively rare. But recent research into carbohydrate absorption and utilisation could herald a new breed of carbohydrate drink, which promises genuinely enhanced endurance performance. Andrew Hamilton explains Before we go […]

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Sports drinks or water

What is the best choice for sports performers? What does the term sports nutrition conjure up in your mind? Carbohydrate and protein? Vitamins and minerals? Or maybe the more exotic ergogenic aids like creatine? Whatever springs to mind, I bet it isn’t water. Yet water is of supreme, overriding importance to both your health and […]

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