Stay Away From Energy Drinks
Watch out for energy drinks! Most energy drinks are full of sugar and caffeine, sometimes more sugar than a bottle of soda. The combination of a sugar rush, caffeine, exercise and heat can dehydrate someone and possibly even elevate their heart rate to an unsafe level. So, if you need some quick energy, first make sure you have fueled your body with a snack and then try 8 oz of a sugar-free energy drink. Then hydrate with water.
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.