Week 5 - You are what you DRINK: Hydration for peak performance

The question of hydration can be a sticky one for athletes – Is water best? How do I keep my electrolytes balanced? Which energy drinks are actually good for me (and which are full of junk)? Our bodies require very specific hydration levels to function at its peak. This week, we’re going to wade through all the urban myths and marketing fluff to figure out the best fluid to optimise performance. Plus the teenagers that you are dealing with need some specific direction in this area. We’ll dive into:

  • The truth about hydration – what to drink, when to drink it, how much to have, and how to tell if you’re doing it right
  • Water versus caffeine, energy drinks, electrolyte drinks etc. – How to make the right choice for your body and the event.