hydration

Summer is here: tips to keep your cool

Summer has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere. As have all the good things that come with it: sunny, warm rides and cold post-ride beers; crisp tanlines; bikepacking trips; BBQs and pool parties. But it’s also the season of sunburns, heat exhaustion and dehydration. I was reminded of this last week while spending a week …

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Hydration: the different needs of women

Do you have a strategic drinking plan for training and competing, or do you just drink to thirst? What do you drink and how does that impact your performance? Hydration is a complex topic, with even more complex physiology. Plus, women and men differ in their hydration needs during prolonged exercise. In fact, women are …

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Hydration for cyclists: how much do we really need to drink?

Summer is here in Australia and staying hydrated on the bike is as important as ever. In fact, for years we’ve been bombarded with messages about hydration and performance – “lose more than 2% of your body weight and your performance will decline by x%” or words to this effect. It’s become burnt into the …

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Hydration for cyclists: how much do we really need to drink?

Summer might be finished here in Australia but staying hydrated on the bike is as important as ever. In fact, for years we’ve been bombarded with messages about hydration and performance – “lose more than 2% of your body weight and your performance will decline by x%”, or words to this effect. It’s become burnt …

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Sukkie Sports Drink

A couple years ago my dentist asked me, “do you frequently use sports drinks?”. I asked why and he told me about the high acidity and excessive corrosion it was doing to my tooth enamel. Who knew?

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Hydration Fluid From OUTERSPACE!

A blog I thoroughly enjoy called the Cozy Beehive wrote a post last week about an electrolyte formula that NASA uses to hydrate it’s astronauts when returning to Earth.  It’s common for astronauts to return in a very dehydrated state because of the effects of weightlessness in space.  Leave it to NASA to spend 15 …

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