When to Use Sports Drinks
When sports drinks should be used:
» Exercise lasting longer than one hour
» Exercise in extremely hot and humid conditions
» Post-exercise as a recovery fluid providing carbohydrate and replenishing fluid lost
» NOT to be used all day during school and work as fluid; include more water instead
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.