In fact a recent article in the LA Times (based on interviews with lab-coated people who have more titles than names) says that not only is it not good, it is bad! And that is not just because you look like an idiot, especially seeing as you have not even broken a sweat yet. The doctor professor people say these drinks are designed for marathon runners – real athletes – people who are pushing their bodies to infinity and beyond. Not for the casual stroller or short distance jogger.
Hey, that does not mean strolling and jogging aren’t good – they are awesome. In fact that is how any marathon runner had to start. But don’t reach for the marathon runners Gatorade…leave that until your body needs it. You’ll just over-sugar, over-salt…basically over-season your body and undo any good you had started.
So don’t waste money – and don’t waist bigger – drink water or run further.