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Food For Track Meets

nothing but backs and elbows

Choose from: Fruits, Veggies, Sandwich Fixings, Boiled eggs, Crackers, Pretzels, Nuts/Raisins, Bagels & Natural Nut butter, Granola/ Cereal Bars. WATER, WATER, WATER!!! A few notes on our opinion about sports drinks:

Sports drinks are to be used only to balance electrolyte levels and replenish gylcogen (think muscle energy) stores after long bouts of intense exercise and sports. If you're not doing said exercise/sports then it's basically sugar water and is a sure fire way to get too many empty calories that can lead to weight gain.

Sports drinks do have a place, however, but only when participating in a high-intensity endurance event that lasts longer than 90 minutes, like a marathon or triathlon. For most children, therefore, a sports drink is really not necessary, especially as a fluid replacement at home.

Research shows that there are potentially three major drawbacks to the continual use of sports drinks. The first is obesity since these drinks are rich in carbohydrates (that is why they taste so good). The second is drinking too many sports drinks can erode the teeth due to the acidity - not the sugar. And third, sports drinks are more expensive than the best fluid replacement of them all - WATER.

Yes, plain cool water is the fluid of choice when exercise does not last longer than 60 to 90 minutes. And that includes most situations, even a tough practice session, a hard-fought football game, or a track meet. You don't need an energy source in the fluid you drink to rehydrate. Sports drinks should be reserved for those individuals who exercise continuously for more than

90 minutes.

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