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Old 06-05-2013, 05:03 PM
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It was only in the upper 70s yesterday and the humidity really had me wiped out. The first time it's happened this year even though we've had some really hot and really humid days before. When it gets this humid I'll drink anything and everything I can get my hands on.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:34 PM
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Its only as sweet as you mix it. You must not have played many sports. Watch closely the next time a coach gets a victory bath from the cooler. That isn't colored water getting dumped on them.
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No, I have no interest in sports such as American football, baseball, or soccer. As fun as it sounds to be immature, i'm not going to argue with you over a sports drink.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:40 PM
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You must not have played many sports. Watch closely the next time a coach gets a victory bath from the cooler. That isn't colored water getting dumped on them.
Sometimes it's Gatorade and sometimes it's water...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0On04-HKoU
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:35 PM
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The point of drinking is become super hydrated. Means that when you piss it is clear.

Think of going on a trip better to have the tank full before you start.

When strenuous activity the body will lose a lot of water through respiratory and sweating.

By being fully hydrated it becomes easier to stay hydrated as long as you drink to take in to replace what you lose.

Not being fully hydrated when you start strenuous activity you have minimal cushion before you become dehydrated.

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Old 06-06-2013, 08:58 AM
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That is a easy test to see if your hydrating enough. Urine should be light colored and free flowing at end of day. Start off right with two large glasses of fluid in the morning.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:04 AM
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Patriot gives an excellent guideline anyone can monitor. If you use a measured drinking bottle of any kind you can track how many ounces a day you usually need given the same amount of work and adjust from there. Maybe start with 8 oz. per hour and see how that works - don't forget to mix some occasional electrolyte like G2 into the program. Bananas, melons, etc. can be a part of that as well.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:13 AM
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Also, go ahead and do yourself a favor if you haven't already. Go to the local sporting goods store and get some compression shirts/shorts. Believe me, practically no more sweaty, smelly, soaked clothes out in the field anymore. Also helps to keep you cool as well!
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:55 AM
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Sugar dehydrates you.

There is not enough water in a bottle of soda for your body to process the sugar in the soda. This is why soda dehyrates you.

Gatorade has sugar. Which undoes all the other ingredients.

I know a national certified athletic trainer that says for 1 bottle of gaterade you need to drink 8 bottles of water.

I'd skip the gaterade, eat a banana, and have a salted pretzel or salted bagel, and keep drinking water so my urine stays clear.
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http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu...nic/sugar.html
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:00 AM
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:12 PM
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Lay off the coffee and tea. They dehydrate you. Days I go out to work I just have one cup of tea
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Sugar dehydrates you.

There is not enough water in a bottle of soda for your body to process the sugar in the soda. This is why soda dehyrates you.

Gatorade has sugar. Which undoes all the other ingredients.

I know a national certified athletic trainer that says for 1 bottle of gaterade you need to drink 8 bottles of water.

I'd skip the gaterade, eat a banana, and have a salted pretzel or salted bagel, and keep drinking water so my urine stays clear.
Let me get this straight. The sugar in soda causes one to become dehydrated because of the sugar\water ratio.

But coffee and tea dehydrate as well? Is that because of all the sugar in coffee and tea? What if I drink it black?

And then there's this little gem from Mayo Clinic. Maybe 32vld used to work there and was fired because he found out they were hiding the truth about soda and coffee.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caf...drinks/AN01661

PS 32vld has been on a roll of misinformation lately. Suggesting that stripes in lawns are ugly and should not be left; not reading factual information posted from a state's website about DOT numbers; and now this.
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