Navigating the Confusing World of Drink Options
Today’s market is filled with drinks promising runners everything from extra energy to added health benefits. What’s hard to figure out is what kind of drink do runners need? Do I really need a sports drink? What are the best drinks for hydration? Is water good enough?
- Water is perfectly fine for typical day-to-day activities or when going for a light, recreational run in normal conditions and circumstances.
- A sports drink with electrolytes can be very helpful in some workouts, but it’s not an everyday drink. If you’re doing a workout lasting more than an hour or one that is performed in extreme heat, it is important to drink a sports drink with electrolytes.
The most important thing is to stay hydrated, especially under extreme conditions like heat or high endurance activities.