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Old 02-22-2014, 08:32 PM   #41
Jason Donaldson
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Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

Would love a copy of Dr Noakes book thanks Lynne and HQ.

My take, having coached numerous endurance athletes from half marathons to the Leadville 100. Gatorade, Powerade and the like are responsible for perpetuating the myth that you need to drink copious amounts of these substances to get through an event. They are not interested in health and fitness, only $$'s. Organisations such as the ACSM and over here, Australian Sports Medicine, really need to be distancing themselves from these businesses if they want to be taken seriously.

Keep your fueling sources separate. Drink water if necessary. Add electrolytes such as Salt Stix as required, eg anything over 90 mins duration.
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