Sports drinks are not necessary to hydrate an average person during exercise.

The BMJ recently published an article questioning the needs for the consumption of sports drinks in individuals who are exercising less than 45 minute. Sports drinks aid hydration and fuel active muscles in athletes and the general public in extreme conditions. Otherwise, drinking water and consuming electrolytes found in our diet would be enough.  What are you current recommendations regarding physical activity, electrolytes and hydration?

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