Hydration During Exercice
When you are physically active, it is important to stay well hydrated!
- To replace liquids due to sweating and to avoid the effects of dehydration.
- To facilitate oxygen and energy circulation towards your muscles.
- To facilitate the absorption of carbohydrates and electrolytes.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DRINK DURING EXERCISE?
- For a training session lasting longer than one hour at a good intensity, your body needs 30 g to 60 g of carbohydrate per hour via sports drinks.
- When the weather is hot and humid, reduce the concentration of carbohydrates in your sports drink and make sure your drink is slightly cold. You might also need to add more electrolytes to your mix.
- Adding salt [ sodium ] to sports drinks compensates for the sodium lost in sweat and helps to balance fluids.
WHAT AMOUNT TO DRINK?
About 4 sips (150 ml to 300 ml) every 20 minutes. This is the amount that your stomach can easily absorb during an effort. Rely on your thirst!
Check out our Maple Sports Drink recipe for your homemade drink!