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By Dr. Philip Pinsker
May 13, 2014
Category: Fitness

What to Drink While Working OutNow that summer is coming up, there are a lot of “best and worst” advertisements and shows on TV. You can find the best and worst places to visit, eat, play, and more. In Washington, PA, Angelo’s Restaurant is a great place to eat, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is a fun place to visit, and the Tanger Outlets is a great place to shop. If you are maintaining a great exercise regimen, what to drink during workout sessions is one of those best and worst questions.

It isn’t a secret that it is important to stay hydrated when you work out, but aside from the water fountain, most gyms offer a variety of drinks behind the counter—in all colors of the rainbow. Sports, drinks, energy drinks, vitamin water, and flavored water—what is the best thing to drink? Well, the answer has a few variables. First, it can depend on your taste. Some people are able to drink more if it has some flavor or taste to it, and that is fine. What is important is that you get enough. Second, your intake is going to depend on the intensity of your workout. You lose sodium and potassium when you sweat, and the more you sweat, the greater the need to replace these lost nutrients. Sports drinks are great for this reason, as they are fortified to quickly help replace these nutrients.

The American College of Sports Medicine suggests drinking 17 ounces of fluid two hours before a workout and at regular intervals during exercise. A sports drink offers carbohydrates that help ward against fatigue. Be careful of certain vitamin waters and energy drinks, as they can be high in caffeine, artificial sweeteners and may contain too many carbohydrates. In the end, water is a standard favorite, and often nothing quenches thirst like a tall glass of cold water.

If you would like more information or have concerns about foot pain during exercise, contact Philip S., Pinsker for diagnosis and treatment. Call our office in Washington, PA at (724) 225-7410 or request an appointment online.

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