Gatorade- Truth or Myth?
If sports drinks are designed to enhance an athletes performance, then drinking a sports drink throughout athletic activity will improve the performance.
DV- Performance during working out (energy level and hydration)
~ Amount of sleep
~ Morning workout
~ same afternoon workout (time and activity)
Same afternoon activity/activity length.
staying well hydrated
Water the first day, gatorade the second day
hydrated, normal performance.
Day two- gatorade
dehydrated, slightly more sluggish performance.
Things that might influence:
Different foods eaten throughout the day
different activities during practice.
Why did the results come out the way they did?
Sugar in the gatorade
Body tissue absorbs what it can (electrolytes, protein, carbs) "floats around"
artificial sugars, over power blood stream, formaldehyde
truth or hoax?
water overall was better in my situation