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Water Drinking Tips During Half Marathon

Runners should ensure they consume / drink enough water during a half marathon. Adequate hydration is important for completing a half marathon successfully.

Pre Race Hydration Tips

Pre-race, don’t drink or do anything that could promote dehydration: these include drinking excess caffeine, alcohol or soaking yourself in a hot tub.

On the morning of the race make sure you drink atleast half a litre of water before the start of the race.

During the race itself dont indulge in unnecessary water drinking, too much water is dangerous! Take a drink only when you feel thirsty.

Ingredients of a Sports Drink

This article looks at what is contained in a sports drink. The ingredients that make a sports drink.

1. Water

This is the major component / ingredient inside a sports drink. The water is for hydration.

2. Sugar

Sports drinks have a lot of sugar, almost all sports drink are sugar flavoured.The sugar is for taste as well as fuel.

3. Electrolytes

Every function in the body that is dependent upon our nervous system (muscle movement, breathing, digestion, thinking, etc.) requires electrolytes. Electrolytes also are used to regulate the fluid balances in the body. Electrolytes include ions of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and chloride.

How to Get Kids To Drink More water

Drinking water is important for healthy development. But research shows that kids, by and large, simply don’t drink water, even if it’s readily available. Which means if not supervised, active kids are at a risk of dehydration.

In a group of studies in the 1990s, young athletes were brought in to a human performance laboratory in Canada and asked to complete intermittent, easy sessions of bicycling, while drinking as much water as they liked. During the 90 to 180 minute sessions, the “children dehydrated progressively and their core temperatures increased faster than in adults,” the researchers found.

Change the beverage, though, and children’s drinking behavior alters — dramatically. In the Canadian laboratory cycling study, when the kids were offered grape-flavored water, they voluntarily drank 44.5 percent more than when the water was unflavored.

The trick : give them flavoured water!

You dont have to buy expensive sports drinks. A flavoured drink can be water mixed with a fruit juice. The home made fruit juice made from natural fruits is better than the supermarket juices. Natural juices are more nutritious.