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Are sports drinks better than water for kids who have been exercising?

Are sports drinks better than water for kids who have been exercising?

Usually Not: If you sweat for less than 2 hours, water is usually best. After 2 solid hours, it's advisable to replenish electrolytes. However, the typical sports drink contains far too little sodium and far too much sugar. To make an effective rehydration solution, for every 2 cups of sports drink add 2 cups water, and 1/2 tsp salt. Or, start from scratch. Recipe: http://rehydrate.Org/solutions/homemade. Htm. ...Read more

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Can I take creatine, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Accutane at the same time? I drink a lot of water already for sports. I play football and baseball/workout.

Can I take creatine, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Accutane at the same time? I drink a lot of water already for sports. I play football and baseball/workout.

Not Recommended: As a pediatrician I need to caution you about the use of creatine - we still don't know what the potential long-term effects are. It is really discouraged in growing teens. Taking the combination you mentioned puts a lot of stress on your kidneys, even if you are drinking "plenty" of water. ...Read more

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During my workout when is it necessary to switch from water to a sports drink that has sodium, potassium & carbs? Are these electrolytes? Value?

During my workout when is it necessary to switch from water to a sports drink that has sodium, potassium & carbs? Are these electrolytes? Value?

Electrolytes: When you sweat you loose salt and water. Sports drinks with electrolytes try to replace both. Carbs are added for quick energy. Unless you are doing competitive sports, either drinks ar ok. ...Read more

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I am a lineman for my company! What can I drink to keep hydrated throughout the day? Besides water sports drinks etc! I work 13hrs a day in the sun!

I am a lineman for my company! What can I drink to keep hydrated throughout the day? Besides water sports drinks etc! I work 13hrs a day in the sun!

Any Commercial: Electrolyte containing drink will do but make certain that you drink enough PLAIN WATER! Follow your won body. It "tells you" when you need water...you get THIRSTY. ..THIRST indicates you need plain water. Sweating will result in Sodium loss as well thus the electrolyte "drinks" during the day. CARRY BOTH! Hope this helps! DO NOT FORGET SUN BLOCK!!!! Dr Z ...Read more

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To treat dehydration, what is better, water or a sports drink?

It depends: For mild dehydration, water is fine. For severe dehydration, often due to severe diarrhea/heat exposure it is important to include salt, sugar, water, and other electrolytes. Sports drinks often have these ingredients but typically have more sugar than is recommended, particularly in the setting of severe diarrhea. Salty chicken or vegetable soup is often a good initial solution. ...Read more

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How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps help the economy. ...Read more

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What is better for you to drink, water or gatorade? I heard the sodium in sports drink is not good for you! Thanks

What is better for you to drink, water or gatorade? I heard the sodium in sports drink is not good for you! Thanks

Sports drinks: You are better off w/water. Sports drinks can contain sugar, artificial colors, sodium, etc. An alternative to water would be lemonade or iced tea you make yourself. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight by drinking water. Do plastic water bottles and sports bottles have bpa in them? What can I drink out of to lose weight?

I'm trying to lose weight by drinking water. Do plastic water bottles and sports bottles have bpa in them? What can I drink out of to lose weight?

Some may: If the labels on the bottles aren't clear about it, switch to steel bottles for drinking water. Sports equipment stores sell them. Drinking water alone isn't enough to lose weight. As you know, reducing calorie intake and exercise also are needed. ...Read more

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Are sports drinks more effective than plain water at preventing dehydration? I work out year round and sweat a lot, especially in the warmer months. I always drink a lot of water during workouts, but should I be drinking sports drinks instead?

Are sports drinks more effective than plain water at preventing dehydration? I work out year round and sweat a lot, especially in the warmer months. I always drink a lot of water during workouts, but should I be drinking sports drinks instead?

Yes, or coconut water: You want to replace electrolytes as well as water and research shows that water is better absorbed when electrolytes are added. My concern with sports drinks is they tend to have a lot of sugar, often in the form of high fructose corn syrup which is best avoided. Consider coconut water with added sodium as a good alternative. See http://onforb. Es/1ac8vzh & http://bit. Ly/18pve5h. ...Read more

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Should I take magnesium tablet daily? I drink filtered water so no magnesium. I eat irregularly, do sport, fatigue after stress and too high T wave.

Should I take magnesium tablet daily? I drink filtered water so no magnesium. I eat irregularly, do sport, fatigue after stress and too high T wave.

Magnesium supplement: If you eat a good variety of healthy foods, you probably do not need it. If you are really worried, talk to your doctor to see if your blood level needs to be checked. ...Read more

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Why is my stomach bloated all the time? I do sports drink water although I gained 1-2 kgs. Iam 163 CM and 64 kg.

Why is my stomach bloated all the time? I do sports drink water although I gained 1-2 kgs. Iam 163 CM and 64 kg.

Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. Not pregnant, right? ...Read more

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I'm a teen who plays sports, I don't drink much water at all and I've had sharp stomach pain and green feces? Is this water related? It only happened to me one day but im just curious? They were really sharp stomach pains though but they went away after I

I'm a teen who plays sports, I don't drink much water at all and I've had sharp stomach pain and green feces? Is this water related? It only happened to me one day but im just curious? They were really sharp stomach pains though but they went away after I

Good: Good news! The only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, even blue (blue kool-aid or blueberries) or purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet or viral illness. If you have a persistent change in your stool habits, you should contact your physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a one-time strange stool that is not red, black or white is usually of no concern. Your symptoms are unlikely related to your water intake during exercise. ...Read more

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When I play sports most of the time my throat feels dry like around my right tonsil area, even If I'm hydrated & drinking water. How can I relieve it?

When I play sports most of the time my throat feels dry like around my right tonsil area, even If I'm hydrated & drinking water. How can I relieve it?

See your doctor: Dry throat is a pretty common condition and it can be associated with many different conditions. Here are just a few: nasal allergies and/or chronic sinus congestion might create drainage down the back of the throat, which could give a sensation of dryness. Rarely, dry throat is a symptom of a serious medical problem. If concerned see your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight if I drink 3 litres of plain water and eat a lot without exercising?

Can I lose weight if I drink 3 litres of plain water and eat a lot without exercising?

No: Water alone will not cause weight loss. Try a 1200 cal balanced healthy diet and regular exercise to loose weight, You need to burn off 3500 more caories than you take in to loose weight. ...Read more

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How much water to drink while exercising- per day?

How much water to drink while exercising- per day?

8glasses per day: The body is 80% water. You should consume half your bodyweight in water on ounces. ...Read more

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Is it better to drink cold or room temperature water when exercising?

Is it better to drink cold or room temperature water when exercising?

Makes no difference: Although most people prefer cold water and tend to drink more if it is cold. ...Read more