Post exercise fluid and sodium replacement
Training in a hot and humid environment can elicit high sweat rates; and, in some cases substantial sodium loss. Therefore, it’s important to pay special attention to the amount of fluid and electrolytes in the diet, particularly during and after exercise, and match rehydration to your sweat losses. After a workout or race, the goal…
Are Women’s Recovery Nutrition Needs Different from Men’s?
Given potential differences in fuel utilization, are women’s post-exercise recovery needs different from men’s? In general, endurance athletes are advised to take in carbs, fluids containing sodium, and a small amount of protein as soon as possible following exercise to restore glycogen and hydration status, and to prevent muscle protein breakdown and increase protein synthesis.