Water, Sports Drinks What is the Best Publish-Run Sip


Mayo Clinic Minute: What should be in your sports drink?

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Water vs. sports drinks: Is one better for you?

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Hydration: Sports Drinks vs Water Texas Children’s Sports Medicine

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SHOCKING! What Everyone Must Know About Water & Popular Sports Drinks

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5 Sports Drinks to Recover Faster

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The 27 Best Recovery Foods for Runners

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Hydration tips every athlete needs to know

Video taken from the channel: Mayo Clinic

Of course this begs the questions: which fluid? And, is plain old water or a sports drink the optimal pick? Well, it depends.

Let’s run through some of the fluid facts together. Water is the clear choice for easy efforts Water is the best choice if you exercise for less than 60 minutes at a moderate intensity level. Ideally you would let your thirst guide you, and drink water before, during, and after. Nicknamed “nature’s sport drink,” coconut water comes very close to specially formulated sports drinks.

An 8-oz. serving has about 55 calories, 14 g of carbohydrates, 4 mg of sodium, and 514 mg of potassium. You’ll want to aim for 14 to 17 g of carbohydrates per 8-oz. Reviewers describe this yummy low-calorie sports drink as the “organic version of Gatorade.” Loaded with electrolytes derived from organic coconut water, organic cane sugar, and sea salt, this better-for-you sports drink contains just 2 grams of sugar and 10 calories. We love the natural flavors — like this Strawberry Coconut variety. Water If you are running for less than an hour, water is the best drink during and after your run.

Aim to consume between 5 and 12 ounces of water for every 15 minutes of exercise. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty because you may already be dehydrated. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, try to drink two to three cups of water during the two to three hours before exercise.

Best Drink: Low Sodium V8 Juice ($3.79 for a 46-ounce. We touched on it above, but the ack of sugars and sweeteners aids Noom Sportsdrink in absorption. You also aren’t getting all the additives other sports drinks are clouded with.

Clean fresh coconut water and sea salt hold this best sports drink for hydration to. Iron Flask are the makers of these great looking sports water bottles that offer incredible insulation for your favorite drinks. Keep your cold drinks icy cold for up to 24 hours and your hot beverages steaming for up to 12 hours. This insulated water bottle comes with 3 different lids. Avoid carbonated drinks, which can leave the athlete feeling bloated.

Before the game, instead of soft drinks, drink plain water. Besides the sugar in the soft drink slowing the absorption of much needed water, it could trigger low blood sugar during the game, just what the athlete doesn’t need. Whereas, Vitamin Water doesn’t have any potassium and is lower in carbs and calories than traditional sports drinks.

BODYARMOR (Buy It, $25 for 12, amazon.com ) is a newish kid on the block that boasts more potassium than other sports drinks, thanks to its base of potassium-rich coconut water. After-dinner drinks are delicious, far lower in calories than a cheesecake, and may even aid in digestion (maybe). Start with these digestifs.

List of related literature:

Water can work well for some athletes, but others benefit from sports drinks that contain carbohydrate (6% to 8%), electrolytes, and maybe some protein.

“Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2019 E-Book: 5 Books in 1” by Fred F. Ferri
from Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2019 E-Book: 5 Books in 1
by Fred F. Ferri
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

The optimal balance of carbohydrates, electrolytes, and water for athletes varies greatly depending on environmental conditions, sweat rates, and the duration and intensity of exercise; therefore, it is difficult to determine the ideal content of a sports drink.

“Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine” by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
from Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
SAGE Publications, 2010

Some strategies that can ensure adolescents are replenishing their electrolytes while hydrating properly include using sports drinks only during prolonged activity, diluting the sports drink with water (50/50), and drinking seltzer water instead of soda and tea instead of coffee.

“Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine” by James M. Rippe
from Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine
by James M. Rippe
Springer International Publishing, 2016

If a sports drink is not available, plain water is a good thirst quencher.

“Athletic Training and Sports Medicine” by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Robert S. Behnke
from Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, et. al.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999

Sports drinks have a few added electrolytes, but they also come with troublesome artificial colors and sweeteners.

“Living Vegan For Dummies” by Alexandra Jamieson
from Living Vegan For Dummies
by Alexandra Jamieson
Wiley, 2009

Water is excellent, although some athletes prefer balanced electrolyte solutions or even carbonated beverages.

“Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of The Adult Patient: Sixth Edition” by Allan H Goroll, Albert G Mulley, Jr.
from Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of The Adult Patient: Sixth Edition
by Allan H Goroll, Albert G Mulley, Jr.
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2011

It is actually a good time to use sports drinks, or you can make your own by adding one-half of a teaspoon of honey or sugar and a pinch of salt to a glass of fruit juice, or by dissolving one-quarter of a teaspoon of baking soda in eight ounces of water or a carbonated beverage.

“The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health” by Harvey Bruce Simon, Harvard Medical School
from The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men’s Health
by Harvey Bruce Simon, Harvard Medical School
Free Press, 2002

During the many hours a day you’re not running, water should be your primary beverage.

“Advanced Marathoning” by Pete Pfitzinger, Scott Douglas
from Advanced Marathoning
by Pete Pfitzinger, Scott Douglas
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2019

For some athletes, carbohydrate electrolyte drinks (i.e. sports drinks) may be consumed in greater quantities than flavoured or plain water.

“The Essential Guide to Fitness” by Rosemary Marchese, Julie Taylor, Kirsten Fagan
from The Essential Guide to Fitness
by Rosemary Marchese, Julie Taylor, Kirsten Fagan
Cengage Learning Australia, 2019

The major ingredients in sport drinks are water, carbohydrate (e.g., fructose, glucose, and/or sucrose), and electrolytes (e.g., sodium, potassium).

“Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice” by Richard B. Kreider PhD FACSM FISSN FNAK
from Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice
by Richard B. Kreider PhD FACSM FISSN FNAK
Lulu Publishing Services, 2019

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  • The salt fix by dr james dinicolantonio
    Salt your way to health by dr david brownstein
    Learn how much salt
    What sort of salt
    Why salt is the most important nutrient that must go hand and hand with water
    Salt will alkalise lactic acid
    So if you salt load you won’t be as sore or get cramps

  • First rate, Ruariri. I mostly know this, but a useful primer, nonetheless. With your succinct, snappy presentation of the info, you “instruct and delight.” (Horace, “Ars Poetica”; Aristotle, too) I second Marius D. keep ’em coming.

  • I teach Hunter Education and I always tell my class to use ThermoTabs as a Salt replacement. They work. Check it out. You can buy them from Amazon very easily… hunting is a very strenuous activity in the western states and these tablets can literally save you life.

  • Vitamin D, most likely, living in Ireland. Otherwise, nothing too surprising but always good to get conformation for what one already does. Beans, lentils, fish, vegs, oats are the key parts of my diet and help me recover fast. I add Vitamin C and Magnesium supplements during intense weeks. Haven’t been sick for over a year.

  • I do Ironmans and am a marathoner. For workouts less than 1 hour I use Nuun tabs. Over than I need to take in calories as well. For the calories I use gels to give me about 100 calories of sugar for the energy about every 30 minutes.

  • I generally drink reverse osmosis-filtered water, but always add either Himalayan or sea salt, or concentrated lemon juice to replace the filtered-out minerals. Seems the body really needs zinc to make serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine which affect your mood. Demineralised water will leach minerals as it passes through your system.

  • for working out they say its glycogen levels that need to be replenished. I found after working out and having a mix of bananas, apples, blueberries, to replace it, i did feel better after a workout. Maybe a run needs the sodium tho. idk.

  • Ok thank u soooo much my beautiful sister..this helps MR SO MUCH FOR MY KING (HUSBAND)! he is a carpenter and worka in the heat ALL day LONG! He LOVES his job…however he has been suffering from HEAT CRAMPS!! this is helping me i love u for this!!! ������������THANK U AND PRAISE THE MOST HIGH FOR YOU!!! MAY HE BLESS YOUR HEART AND HANDS!!! PEACE

  • Hello Joanna, I would like to mention that bicarbonate is not an electrolyte, the 6 electrolytes found in our bodies are: sodium, potassium, chloride, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium. Have a great day!

  • Water is always better because its ALWAYS ORGANIC! Gatorade is SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR!! Water is PURE! In fact, I’ll go drink WATER now!

  • Joanna you’re so lucky, here in america we have to drive 1 to 2 hours to go to a farmers market to get fresh produce. If we buy healthy things in a grocery store it’s extremely expensive and most people don’t think its expensive, but for a family of four with a big appetite and low budget it’s extremely hard. Coconut here would cost 3 to 2 dollars, this is why our country has high rate of obesity because “junk food” is cheaper. Thank you for everything, I still do your workouts and the drinks seem to be low budget:)

  • Were you surprised by any foods that did or didn’t make the list?

    Which vitamin or nutrient do you think you are most deficient in?

  • Thanks so much for this video guys ��
    I don’t have a large colon so plain water is never good enough to hydrate me or keep my electrolytes up, in fact my surgeon has me on 8 sachets of dioralyte mixed with water daily plus of course any other drinks I want (no water, no alcohol)

  • That cup. Just that cup, iam staring at that cup, i will die if i dont get it,,, joana i need that cup in my life to keep my heart beating, from where did u get it

  • I used to be a fan of Body Armor before noticing the sugar content… now 7 eleven has their own version of Body Armor… per 12oz serving there is 60 calories, 15g of sugar, 170mg of sodium and a bunch of vitamins & minerals. And the flavors are good! Just another option.

  • I didn’t know that it was sodium and potassium in your sweat. I also didn’t know that it could be dangerous to lose too much of those.

  • When do you plan to make full length HIIT video / strength combined vid? I remember you once posted your full length vid were 30″ kickboxing and 20″ HI workout. The rest of your WO vids almost very short duration (to do more sets you just ask us to replay the vids…., which is I personally prefer that you do full WO with us)

  • Ha, love you and your weird units… in metric land near on all are compared ‘per 100ml’ for liquid and 100g for solids/food, so you don’t need to have the same size containers to know what ratios are in them and per serve, Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700kJ.

  • Just got Liquid IV from my local grocery store…..wow, does it make a difference over Gatorade (I bought it because it was cheap, ok).

  • Problem is,kids are drinking some of these drinks as daily bevridge of choice. They have cavities,lots of cavities! Most people don’t do the heavy excersize that requires anything but water. Heat, serious exercise is one thing but some walking etc water is fine. As a Dental Hygienist I have seen the costly damage done by these drinks.

  • Make your own iced coffee with some stevia sweetener and a large pinch of sea salt. Great energy drink. Iced green tea works too if you prefer tea.

  • hi Joannah, I am interested in trying lemon and ginger cooler because it sounds interesting. In the recipe you’ve provided, it says ginger water. Do I purchase it from somewhere or do I make it? If its the latter, how can I make it?

  • i’ll definitely check those out i always feel soooo tired after my 2-3hour dance practice!
    Thanks for always posting such informative and useful videos!!!:)

  • Too much sodium over time can increase your risk of high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease…. To reduce blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation recommends adults eat less than 5g of salt (2000mg of sodium) a day.

  • Not all people who exercise are trying to lose weight…some athletes and sportsmen actually need all the sugar and calories they can get.

  • Hi Joana. Just started a fitness regime, mostly cycling, and decided to make my own electrolyte drinks. Perfect video and well presented. Nice one!

  • After dissing the cola brands, Bob and Brad mysteriously disappear. Replaced by Cob and Chad of the cola company. Extolling the many virtues of their syrupy elixir.

  • is it okay to also just drink this normally, even when not exercising? cause I don’t drink enough water (i’m a fucking fat idiot) but i should. i’m just wondering if it’s okay to drink this normally.

  • I have done many long distance events and have done well over the years. I will sometime go through 4-5 liters a day, and the electrolytes are critical. I have had climbing partners crash and burn in the middle of the climb because of improper hydration. I will usually have a couple of eggs each day and I am thinking that the salt is also helpful, since I will sweat a bunch on the hot days. I assume the direct salt just as good, but I didn’t hear any comments on that. Thanks, Randy

  • I used to walk to and from work. it would take me 1hour on way. so 2 hours in total. I used to drink a sports drink. was that right?

  • Its been two weeks since I’ve been adding the nuun sports tablets into my drinking water.

    I noticed a huge difference. My constant headache is gone. And my joints don’t swell up as badly, and I suffered with sore joints and felt weak a lot of the time, have improved too, and the puffiness in my ankles and feet has gone down a lot.

    I also noticed that I really dont drink as much water as I should being that I am active and do sweat.

    That being said I did drink lots of water when I was thirsty. Only it never really satisfid my thirst, and always wondered what is wrong with me that water can’t quench my thirst.

    I no longer wonder and feel like a new woman. Thank you Doctors!

  • Great overall video. I only came to find a green tea energy drink recipe, but got 4 more! The watermelon coconut water recipe was a surprise for me, and I like the sodium potassium ratio. I might try adding some cal/mag powder to that.

  • That bodyarmor drink has lots of calories with less sugar. Does it mean it has a “better” form of sugar than glucose? Like sucrose that’s more quickly absorbed?

  • If I am going to have a sports drink, I choose Golazo because its natural, no artificial colors or flavors and its made with coconut water. But water is my number one drink as it gives me the best boost in energy. It tastes great too!

  • I drink No Sugar Powerade…tastes fine to me. It does have too much sodium. But I don’t cook with or add salt to my food. So it probably balances out.

  • thank you docs, it was really useful to learn all this….. especially the point when you can just add sugar and salt to water to have the cheaper version of the drinks….��

  • very nice Joanna! amazing drinks! Dear Joanna, I m following your many workout videos and these are working…but I am very desperate with my armpit fat…I am following your armpit workout but not finding as good results as over other body parts..plz tell more workout plan for armpit fat..or more tips..

  • I’m surprised that you guys didn’t do the different flavor packets. Some have sugar and some are sugar free. Gatorade has a zero sugar one as well.

  • Good stuff. How does alkaline level play a part? Congrats and pray that you both do well in the #ironman competition. ����. JK. ��

  • I’m just a weekend warrior here, my outings can go for 2-5 hours, moderate to high intensity (hiking and biking, mostly), and I sweat a lot. Water and plenty of it does the trick for me. Those electrolyte drinks are just a marketing gimmick. The amount of electrolytes, salt, potassium, etc., lost in sweat is so minimal that the average person can replace it by eating a meal. And the average person gets more than enough salt and sugar in their typical diet every day, so there’s no need to supplement with these expensive so-called sports drinks. if you like them, fine, enjoy, but most of us aren’t getting the benefit they’re being touted for. We’re not going to suddenly turn into ripped elite athletes as shown in the commercials.

  • I’ve been waiting for this because the day before you posted your last video on water/hydration I had gone to see a kidney specialist regarding high creatinine levels (high for a male, and I’m a 49 yo female!). It has been high for the last 10+ years, all of which I have been very actively strength training and I am fairly muscular. But I was scared that I was permanently damaging my kidneys, which shocked me because I have only been tying to do my body good by working out all this time! When the specialist said I need to tone down the intensity and drink more water I was surprised because I am known by all to be obsessed Roth water. It’s pretty much the only thing I drink and I cannot leave the house Ruth out my water bottle. Sometimes I feel like I drink too much water! But the doctor said I need more?? When I told him I drink well beyond what the volume of water that most people probably consume, he suggested I drink something with electrolytes and up my sodium intake. (Btw is the sodium in processed snacks like crackers and beef sticks different than the sodium in sports drinks? Because I had actually been feeling like I was consuming much sodium in the way of snacks, but maybe not? I am confused on that. (I am also afraid of feeling bloated and cause water weight gain, which excess sodium tends to do to me.) All this to say I picked up some Propel powder drink supplements and have been adding them to my water during workouts. I don’t know if it is doing anything. I just know I need to get my creatinine levels down in 4 weeks before my follow up labs. Do you recommend Propel? I chose that brand because there is no added sugar. I believe they use sucralose. Not a fan of artificial sweetener, but also not a fan of sugar in my drinks. Thanks for your helpful and freakishly timely info!

  • Very informative. I just bought my husband a bunch of Body Armour yesterday. So I showed him this video. We will look for the Nuun. Thanks!

  • i like your videos because they contain a lot of information and you’re really explaining things. big like and as you always say: “all the best”!

  • God bless you guys everything I need to on one channel! I have been having horrible muscle cramps lately and i sweat a lot and Gatorade, Powerade, pickles, nothing seemed to help. I even had blood work done to see what it showed. I am now taking otc potassium and magnesium but was curious on sports drinks benefits for quick pick up. Where can you buy Nuun? I may have missed that! So thanks guys so much!

  • you guys only mentioned that we need the sodium, but you never touched on what or how it helps us. Theres sodium salt in our foods. Why isnt that enough? @Bob & Brad

  • If you’re an athlete or doing a strenuous job, you will need the carbs in the sports drinks. Not for the calories, but because glucose is important for the process of storing sodium to rehydrate you.

  • Is there a way to figure out how much sodium I need for my body and for my sport?

    I paddle a dragon boat and we do a lot of intense paddling, training for races. When we take a break, I drink water, but by the taste of it I can tell I’m not getting what I need.

    Is there a formula? Does body mass index figure into it? Can I just add some salt to my water bottle? How do I tell how much? And what about potassium in all this?

  • Nice video. I wish it would have been explained why? I mean water is encouraged which is good. But for example if I am dehydrated or something like that would Gatorade be a better choice for me than water?

  • about a year and a half ago I weighted 80 kg and my height is 1.52 so I was pretty much overweight. Thanx to your exercise and motivational videos I lost 20 kg. Now I weigh 62 and I got at least another 10 to lose but 20 kg is a lot already and I am just so thankful to you!:) I changed all my clothes and hopefully will continue on doing so.

  • Hi!!!
    I wanted to tell you about my experience of a product of an American company founded in 2019 in Texas, USA.
    This product completely changed my life.
    I was suffering from extra pounds with stomach problems, blisters in the face and hair loss… and I always lived in laziness and inactivity until my friend gave me a bag of TAKA magic powder with a sweet and refreshing taste.
    After I poured the bag in 350 ml of water, my journey started with him… I used to drink a bag in the morning, one bag before lunch and one evening.
    I advise everyone to try this drink that will change your life for the better.
    You can try it through this site:

    أردت أن أحكي لكم عن تجربتي لمنتج تابع لشركة أمريكية تأسست سنة 2019 في تكساس الأمريكية.
    هذا المنتج غير حياتي كلياً.
    كنت أعاني من الوزن الزائد مع مشاكل في المعدة و بثور في الوجه و تساقط للشعر…و دائما أعيش في كسل و خمول الى أن أهداني صديقي كيس من مسحوق TAKA السحري المتميز بذوق حلو و منعش.
    بعدما سكبت الكيس في 350 مل من الماء بدأت رحلتي معه…كنت أشرب كيس صباحاً و كيس قبل الغداء و كيس مساءاً.
    أنصح الجميع بتجربة هذا المشروب الذي سيغير حياتكم للأحسن.
    يمكنكم تجربته من خلال هذا الموقع:

  • I prefer drinking my kangen ionized alkaline water but If it’s not with me, I would add some sea salt to water and drink that instead. Sea salt has 84 essential minerals in it. (Reverse osmosis has zero.)
    I had to drink Gatorade for a colonoscopy prep, and because of its HIGH SUGAR content, I felt so ill! Never desire to do that again.

  • This is amazing, thank you so much! My husband plays basketball games every week and I don’t like him drinking the commercial sports drinks because of the preservatives and other nasty ingredients… so this is great now I can make homemade ones for him! Thanks!! ^.^

  • Fresh lemon juice, water, a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of honey. That’s my favourite drink when I come home from work in hot summer days.

  • Would love to see a video about the things we all do around the house (vacuuming, doing/carrying laundry, reaching, TV/screen viewing, lifting, weeding/gardening, mopping, scrubbing the tub/shower, carrying groceries, etc.) and ways to be mindful of back health while doing the stuff we all have to do!! A “better ways to do things” type video series. ��

    Also, my main issue is low back/S.I. Joint/issues with sacrum/coccyx (40 year old injury), but it gets difficult to work these areas if/when I also have rib subluxation and associated muscle spasms! Can you explain ways to support/work one area that is in pain when another area is hindering progress and mobility?

    Finally, ways to do treatments if you live alone. Examples: How to get your TENS unit pads on your back! Ways to move things/carry things when you are living alone? (Deep cleaning of the house comes to mind — moving the sofa to vacuum under it, etc.)

    I know that overall fitness will help all these things in the long-run, but in the short-term, I tend to have setbacks to getting more fit by reinjuring myself with day-to-day stuff. Help!! ����

  • Filtered water in a 16-20oz size bottle with just a pinch or two of Himalayan Sea Salt, shake it up and good to go. Great video Guys! Very informative! ��

  • I’ve been using the Nuun product for a while now and I find it to be great for hydration during long runs (8-20 miles). On short runs I tend to stick with water.

  • Sweat = dehydration plus loss of electrolytes
    Water during work out = dilution of cell which in turn loss of electrolyte (that’s the short form anyway)
    Basically Gatorade is better because of the replenishment of electrolytes. Also better for muscle repair.
    If you’re over weight then find something with less sugar cause you probably aren’t going to burn off the 35grams of sugar per drink. But if you’re active for your workouts…Gatorade beats water

  • I’m 6’4”, 190 lbs and I drink about 1.5 gallons of water a day, no energy drinks, and very active; do I need something more to help my body?

  • Makes enough to enrich 6 liters of water. Use 1/2 tsp. of this powder in a 12-oz glass of water, or 3/4-1 tsp. in a liter bottle.

    2 Tbl sugar (carbohydrates)

    3/4 tsp salt (sodium chloride)

    1/4 tsp NuSalt (potassium chloride)

    1/2 tsp Epsom salts* (magnesium sulfate)

    1/2 tsp brewer’s gypsum (calcium sulfate) – optional; available at homebrew store. Bonus: you can use it to make tofu from soy


    1 tsp citric acid or Fruit Fresh (available where they sell canning supplies). This is for flavor and balances the high pH of the

    gypsum; Fruit Fresh also adds some vitamin C

  • Hi joanna, I’m often watch your videos and getting useful, joanna! I wonder Should I drink spot drink while exercising or after workout is the best? I like the lemon ones �� hopefully you answer me,I can’t listen English well����

  • You 2…omg/lol, have to be brothers, for you guys work perfect together; your characteristics complement each other…which makes the/your channel AWESOME. Thanks for the…always informative, videos.

  • Body amor had a lite version and its amazing. Low on sugars. It has a low count on sodium and a very high focus on potassium, which supposedly Na is actually THE mineral for rehydration.

    Tomatoe V8 or pickle juice if you want high Na content. I think the v8 had about 900+ mg Na.

  • B&B, thank you for your informative videos. Question: how much sodium do we need when we exercise? For example I jog for about 30 minutes. Do I really need to add more sodium besides what I take from food? What is the length or intensity of exercise from which you need to replenish electrolytes?

  • very nice Joanna! amazing drinks! Dear Joanna, I m following your many workout videos and these are working…but I am very desperate with my armpit fat…I am following your armpit workout but not finding as good results as over other body parts..plz tell more workout plan for armpit fat..or more tips..

  • I’ve had all those drinks with the exception of Nuun. I play recreational hockey. As a goalie I lose quite a bit of water. I have 2 bottles on top of the net. 1 with Gatorade and 1 water and alternate drinking from those during breaks. After I sometimes drink Liquid IV to replenish. I do this since I almost blacked out after playing hockey while driving home. Checked into an emergency room and after tests I was diagnosed with dehydration.

  • Hi I am an avid runner, thanks for the advice it was tough for two years as I had anemia but I have no regained my better composition. At the moment trying to break my record of 17km in one day

  • Bodyarmor does a lyte version which is night and day from the original, so your not being fair. Liquid IV is extremely expensive. I’m a physician and I’ve been using Nunn for years. You should review alkaline water, there are multiple natural electrolytes in the water.

  • I used drink Body Armor for work purposes during the summer until, I cramped up. Never again I bought it to keep me hydrated. Stuck to Gatorade and Powerade to keep me hydrated and hasn’t failed yet. I will now try water IV, since, it’s the better choice over the rest

  • Salt with sugar counteracts each other. To get enough sodium you must add the right amount of sugar so it is palatable. Similar to Sweet and Sour Chicken at the Chinese buffet.

  • Just need plain ol h2o and a balanced diet with fruits and veggies.. no need to reinvent the wheel or pretend we are smarter than Mother Nature.

  • lol at the morons in the comments hating on sports drinks, he even summed it up pretty nicely

    when you’re working out especially in the heat your body needs to replenish that loss and sugar is beneficial which is why you always crave sugar when you’re dying in the heat… it’s not a guilty craving it’s a necessary craving

    if you don’t feel the need for a gatorade then stick with water because no sugar… however for the real athletes out there, your body does need that sugar to recover
    drink that gatorade and feel good about it warrior

  • Thankyou for this! its awesome for sharing:) I always have trouble eating and is always leaning towards fat food.:( its hard but im trying my best. I always tell my family that I need to be abandoned in a remote cabin with no food LOL but ur very inspiring like always:) I love you alot! your my favorite

  • U guys reminded me of the muppets show…the two muppets on the balcony over the audience…cracking jokes about each other….lol

  • He lost me at the part where he said Gatorade no I don’t care what anyone promoting this says it’s nothing but sugar if we needed Gatorade when we work out we wouldn’t be made out of 70% water please be made out of 70% Gatorade in my opinion from personal experience I’m working out longer than 1 hour I drink Gatorade and felt no effect then I got me a nice cold water and drink enough water that my body needed for how much water I lost and I felt better I really don’t buy into this lie about Gatorade I don’t care what anyone says water has electrolytes anyways and Heck if you really want glucose can’t you get that from fruit just saying

  • Before embracing the sugar free sports drinks, research the dangers and benefits of suralose and aspartame vs sugar. Then decide if they are better for you. Read the literature from reputable sources then make what you believe to be the best decision for you. Don’t rely on hearsay or comments that don’t site a source; do the research and decide.

  • Well, I have Varsity Basketball practice that are almost 2 continuous hours. Cold water is great for flushing out the system, but sport drinks like Gatorade gives an extra pump of energy. The sports drink are easily burned through continuous intense practice.

  • You DO need a little bit of sugar to help with absorption—at least that’s what the Liquid IV people argue. Of course, not nearly as much as the amount included in traditional commercialized “sports drinks”…

  • Due to medico-legal concerns and the sheer number of questions I receive from these videos, I can no longer answer questions left in the comments. If you have a medical issue and would like more information, go to https://www.drdavidgeier.com/resources/ for other ways I can help you.

  • hello Joanna i just wanted to notice that eating melones instead of watermelone will be way much more better because it is richer in potassium and vitamines

  • i personally like water more than sports drinks and so what i found interesting was the sugar content and how much it will add up if you drink more than 5 drinks.