There is so much to learn when it comes to Sports Nutrition and an area I am very interested in. I will be providing resources on this topic and especially on my website at http://drkarenwolfe.org/sports-nutrition/
There are 4 main goals of Sports Nutrition
1. Improve performance
2. Decrease Injury
3. Increase recovery Time
4. Protect Body Long term
HYDRATION TIPS FOR SPORTS NUTRITION
During Your Workout
If exercising longer than 90 minutes, drink 8-10 fl oz of a sports drink every 15 – 30 minutes. Exercising for more than about 90 minutes usually requires that you replenish lost carbohydrates
If your workout is less than an hour, odds are you don’t need to consume anything extra.
After Your Workout
The general rule is simple: drink enough water to replace water lost through sweat. The best way to determine this is by weighing yourself before and after exercise. For every pound of body weight lost, you’ll need to consume about 3 cups of fluid.
Another way to determine how much liquid to consume is to check the color of your urine. Dark, concentrated urine may indicate dehydration. Your urine should be relatively clear in color.