drinking water in sports

What Drinks Are Best for Athletes?

With all of the sports drinks saturating the beverage market, perhaps you’ve questioned what the differences are among them or which are the best for athletes. While they all seem to claim their own health “benefits”, researchers at sports medicine schools and many professional athletes seem to think that keeping it simple is key.

Nothing is better than water.

Our bodies are comprised of approximately 70-percent water. When you work out, you sweat and you lose water concentration. It’s important to drink enough water before and during a work out to maintain energy during the work out. Not only does water transport oxygen and glucose through your body, but water also helps to maintain flexibility and strength within your muscles as well as keeping your joints agile and lubricated.