Thursday, April 16, 2009

Why runners should drink Gatorade - even during short workouts and races

Alice Park writes about research that links swigging sugared drinks to improved athletic performance in the Time article ‘Study: Energy Drinks Boost the Brain, Not Brawn.’ Apparently, research has found that sipping and spitting out sugar drinks like Gatorade during a workout encourages our brains to increase athletic performance.

Knowing this, I may grab a sugar drink during my next race to swish and spit even if I am not thirsty at the time.

Related Article:
Should runners drink caffeine before races?

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