Nutrition Tip September 11 2010

11
Sep
2010

With the colder weather now creeping in to certain areas, it is important to remember to continue to drink while you ride or perform any other exercises. Many people forget to drink enough since they may not sweat as much, which is a trigger for us to drink. Dehydration can occur just as quickly during the cooler months as the warmer months. 70% of our body is made up of water and performance suffers when you are dehydrated so be sure to drink drink drink. A good rule of thumb, if you see someone on your ride take a swig.. grab your bottle and enjoy!

This week’s Nutrition Tip courtesy of:

Louis-Charles Duhamel Cook

www.coachloucook.com

Enjoy Your Ride

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My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

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