author:  Kelly Gill, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

 

Need clarification on fluid needs surrounding workouts and/or sporting events?  Wonder about the effect of caffeine on hydration and performance?  This blog and infographic provides recommendations for hydration in competitive athletes of all ages, as well as “weekend warriors” (as in those who work out regularly).  It even touches on the effects of caffeine and how to use it, safely, to enhance performance.

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author:  Kelly Gill, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

 

Nutrition research is limited.  The researchers can be stubborn.  Perhaps the message that sodium is bad for all is too broad a message.  In this blog, I will explain the limitation of nutrition research, describe the controversy over sodium, provide the current recommendations and trends, and tell you how to apply this information. Continue reading Sodium; Maybe It’s Not As Bad As We’ve Made You Think.