Nutrition Tip – Rethink your Sports Drink
Sports drinks are for training or events lasting 60-90 minutes or longer. When planning your hydration strategy, consider the temperature, electrolyte needs and energy needs. You don’t need a sports drink for every workout, especially in the off season and winter months. Drinking water or an electrolyte-only drink can cut a lot of empty sugar calories out of your day and reduce risk of obesity and related diseases. http://www.rethinkyourdrinknow.com/ryd/Home
Laurie Schubert is the Team Dietitian at Experience Triathlon. She specializes in working with clients to meet nutritional needs and goals within the boundaries of food preferences, cooking ability, medical limitations, and budget. She has a particular interest in sports nutrition, but gets personal satisfaction from encouraging people in weight loss, finding the right meal plan for a diabetic, and watching young children learn to enjoy a variety of foods.