Hydration is a crucial element of maximum performance, not to mention healthy living - this is common knowledge. Nevertheless, with all the drinks out there that claim to be the best options, it can get confusing. Here are 8 articles to help you sort out all the information out there.

 

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Drinking Cold Water Could Aid Your Performance (Doug Dupont)

Drinking cold water during an intense workout is a good idea, according to new research from sports nutritionists. Cold water keeps your core temperature down and can help your performance.

 

Calcium Bicarbonate Water Improves Hydration After Exercise (Joshua Wortman)

A recent study suggests water with high concentrations of calcium and bicarbonate can improve hydration and improve pH balance in athletes after short term anaerobic exercise.

 

10 Life-Changing Reasons to Drink More Water (Becca Borawski)

Has it occurred to you today that you are thirsty? Guess what – by the time you experience the sensation of the thirst, you are already dehydrated. Find out how drinking water can change your life.

 

What You Drink Doesn't Matter, Just Stay Hydrated (Doug Dupont)

Wondering what the best thing to drink is in order to stay hydrated? Science says it doesn't matter, just drink something. New research looked at both the physical and mental impact of hydration.

 

Coconut Water vs. Sports Drinks: How Do They Compare? (Tom Kelso)

Sports drinks– the artificially-flavored carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks – they work, but are there other alternatives that are more natural?

 

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Staying Hydrated Helps Heart Rate Recover Faster (Doug Dupont)

We hear a lot about the importance of hydration, but recently scientists looked at the impact of hydration on the autonomic nervous system and discovered a critical reason for water's importance.

 

What Makes the Best Post-Workout Recovery Drink? (Becca Borawski)

A recent review published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research looked through numerous studies to determine what might be the best recovery drink for endurance and team-sport athletes.

 

Dehydration Ruins Your Golf Game, and Other Sports Too (Joshua Wortman)

We all know dehydration is bad for you, but did you know it directly impairs both your motor and cognitive abilities? Scientists recently proved this with a group of golf players.

 

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