|Facts About Exercise
worked with numerous athletes over the years, both aspiring and at the professional level.
I have seen these people and others use many sports drinks on the market today with
the belief that sugar, salt and electrolytes are enough to support their body during their
workout. With absolute conviction I tell you that these are not enough.
Throughout your workout, you are sweating out vitamins and minerals . . . nutrients
that are essential for your body to function properly. Exercise in hot weather further
depletes your body of nutrients. The longer you go without replacing these lost nutrients,
the more difficult it becomes for your body to replenish them.
Cramping - fatigue - dehydration. Your body is sending signals that these nutrients
must be replaced . . . and fast. These nutrients include major and trace minerals,
vitamins and antioxidants, which support your body in fighting free radical damage. Just
as you would not continue to run a car without oil, do not continue to exercise without
replacing these nutrients.
Excerpt from lecture by Dr. Steven Whiting, Director, Institute of
Reproduced with permission.