Hi everyone. I hope all the Ohioans out there are outside enjoying the fantastic weather we've been having this weekend. Summer is a great time to be outside exercising and working on your fitness level and a common line of questions I get as the weather heats up is, "What is the best sports drink for what I do?"
The answer for most people is surprisingly the same, "Water!" Contrary to the millions of dollars of marketing spent on promoting sports drinks, there is really very little health benefit to them, and the vast majority are downright bad for you. Unless you are exercising for longer than 60 minutes, water will supply everything your body needs, without all the sugar, corn syrup, and artificial colors. If you are working out longer than 60 minutes, or doing such high-intensity workouts that you are actually depleting your electrolyte supply, the only sports drink I recommend is Shaklee's Performance, with no sugar, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives. If you'd like to know where to get it, drop us a line and we can hook you up with some.
And take a look at this short article on sports drinks...it'll make you think twice about putting that garbage in your body.