IS WATER THE BEST EXERCISE DRINK?
If you exercise for 45 minutes or less, water is the best fluid to keep you hydrated. Sports drinks contain carbohydrates for energy and electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, which are lost through perspiration. But unless you’re engaged in prolonged exercise, like a long-distance run, a sports drink usually isn’t necessary, according to most doctors and athletic trainers. Don’t drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages before or during your workout, as they increase the rate of dehydration.