Endurance Sports Nutrition: Keeping Yourself Hydrated And Fueled

Endurance Sports Nutrition: Keeping Yourself Hydrated And Fueled


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Hydrated And Fueled What keeps a triathlon athlete going in spite
of the heat and long hours of vigorous physical activity is a properly hydrated and fueled
body. In endurance sports, nutrition is equivalent
to keeping oneself hydrated at all times, especially during the game. If you don’t give yourself the proper nutrition
it needs, your game performance will suffer. Sports that require special attention to endurance
nutrition (and thus help you level up your performance) are: running, swimming, triathlon,
cycling, rowing, mountain biking, adventure racing, cross-country skiing, mountaineering
and trekking. Let us say that you have prepared yourself
for an endurance sport. Your nutrition focuses on giving you enough
fuel to last you a day of vigorous physical activity. You eat foods rich in protein to keep your
muscles fit for the game and carbohydrates to give you enough energy and fuel your muscles
to run fast, steady, and consistently. What else can you do to perform much better
in endurance sports? Here are some endurance sports nutrition suggested
by athletes and trainers: Endurance Sports Nutrition Tip – Hydrate
Yourself 1. Start the day with a full tank of water. Athletes don’t eat during a game. But they do drink water. Studies show, of which common people now know,
that humans can last a month without eating but will die immediately without water for
3 days to one week. That is how important water is to our body. Many people die of diarrhea because of dehydration. Hydration is an important nutrition component
to humans, most especially to athletes involved in endurance sports. So the endurance sports nutrition tip from
athletes and trainers: drink lots of water before the game. Hydration is the key to winning endurance
sports competition. And drinking water before the game starts
puts you in a great headstart. 2. Hydrate yourself regularly during the game. Drink often during the game. Most endurance sports nutrition guide books
will tell you the same thing. Athletes in endurance sports sweat off two
quarts of water per hour especially in hot and humid weather. So, you must drink at least four up to eight
ounces of water every fifteen to twenty minutes. Sports drink may also replace water. Here’s some tip that endurance sports nutrition
guide books may not have told you: to know when it is time to gulp on your water or sports
drink bottle, set your timer to alarm every 15 or 20 minutes within 24 hours. Freeze your drinking bottles and then pack
them up in insulated foams to keep it cool. Even if you don’t sweat still do gulp down
the liquid in your drinking bottle. You may not know it and may not notice it
but you may have sweat more than you think of. Pack up extra bottles. Carry more drinking bottles if you can. Don’t be afraid to look like a camel with
extra hump at your back. You need all those liquids in your endurance
sport. It will keep you going and in shape. Besides, you will drain these drinking bottles
one at a time every 15 or 20 minutes. At that rate, you may not even know that your
endurance sports drinks have been drained down your esophageal pipes. Endurance sport nutrition question: Water
or sports drink? In endurance sports nutrition, it has debated
whether water or sports drink should be consumed by an athlete competing in endurance sports. Researches have shown that endurance sports
athletes (competing under the sweltering heat of the sun) who were provided with water as
a means of hydrating themselves replace only one and half to two thirds of fluid loss,
while those who were given with sports drink have shown hydration nearly to a hundred percent. The reason for this is that sports drink contains
electrolytes (sodium, potassium and magnesium) which help retain fluid in the body and balance
the presence of these minerals that are vital in normal bodily function. We lose electrolytes when we sweat. Dizziness, muscle cramps, extreme exhaustion,
and irregular heartbeat are the symptoms of electrolytes loss in the body. According to endurance nutrition experts,
many athletes lose endurance due to low level of electrolytes. In fact, according to endurance sports nutrition
magazines, some athletes even die due to electrolytes loss. If you’ve liked the video give it a thumb
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