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WEIGHT MANAGEMENT BASICS #24: #3- HAVE YOUR SPORTS DRINK READY! After you have your exercise spot or gym picked out; your personal list of exercises; your fitness clothes and shoes – you need to mix up your sports drink. Your Sports Drink should be made up mostly of water and electrolytes to replace the water you lose in sweat. Electrolytes are minerals like sodium and magnesium. The amount you need to drink will depend on your thirst but I usually drink about 16 ounces or 500 milliliters during a typical workout. Our bodies are about 70% water and dehydration can lead to muscle cramps, fatigue, and constipation. Thirst is a very exacting mechanism controlled by the brain. When you are thirsty take some water until your thirst is satisfied. It is also good to have some glucose in your Sports Drink as sugar especially if you are going to exercise for more than 30 minutes. Sugar helps support your muscles and energy, but watch that total calories in the drink are around 50 to 100 at most. Soft drinks and colas are not Sports Drinks despite the images on their commercials of athletes. Soft drinks are not designed for exercise. After your exercise, remember to have a Protein-Rich Shake within 30 minutes to 1 hour to provide your muscles with energy and the building blocks of protein called amino acids. In the next post, I will discuss how to warm-up for exercise- so stay tuned! #drdavidheber #weightlossjourney #exercise #shape #sportsdrink #muscle to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com and read the e-book PERSONALIZED NUTRITION AND TRANSFORMATION available on Amazon. com for $5.49

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