Importance of Sports Drinks as a Performance Prerequisites

Importance of Sports Drinks as a Performance Prerequisites

ABSTRACT

Optimal hydration is an essential consideration for athletic performance and it involves activities before, during and after exercise. Hence, adequate hydration not only provides benefits for health but also facilitate to maintain athletic performance. Therefore, the objective of the present study is to evaluate the importance of sports drinks as a performance prerequisites. The central aim of sports drinks utilization differ according to the mode of exercise regime but from a hydration point of view it depends upon rapid fluid absorption, reduction of physiological stress and  faster recovery after exercise.  So, proper intake of different essential macro and micro nutrients will help our body to hydrate. Sports drinks is a such a product which contain almost all the things which we lost during sports performance. Similarly, dehydration is a condition which cause negative impact on sports performance. The performance of the athlete is very much depends upon their hydration point of view, which may lead to cause both psychological as well as physiological illness. During activity the major fluid loss occurs through sweat. Thus it causes increment of heart rate, body temperature and also reduces the fluid absorption rate, making out body resistive against the minimum demand of work. All these problems can be overcome with the help of isotonic sports drinks. It helps replenish the lost fluid and also provide essential electrolytes and carbohydrates to the athletes which ultimately helped them to execute better performance output.

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