Potassium

Potassium is an electrolyte – those things you lose when you sweat. It’s a really important mineral and is not only found in bananas. There isn’t a recommended daily amount (RDA) for potassium but it has many uses in the body. supports functioning of muscle and nerves helps to balance body fluids helps to prevent […]

Hydration during cycling

With the Calendonia Etape looming, it’s time to think about packing and preparing for the event and part of this involves hydration. The bike holds 2 water bottles but how much should we be drinking? Guidelines for fluid ingestion during exercise highly recommend ingestion of fluid for exercise over 60 minutes. It is recommended that […]

Fancy a cuppa?

Being at home more frequently at the moment studying, I find myself drinking an awful lot of tea! My flat is usually cold so I like to have something hot with me at all times, that’s my excuse anyway. But I just wanted to shed a little light on it, is it good or bad? […]

Hydration and sport performance

Today I’m studying hydration and I thought I’d share a few of the most important and interesting things: Sweating is good – it means that your body is thermoregulating properly so the more sweat the better, all you need to do it make sure you replace the fluid lost afterwards When you are dehydrated, concentrate […]