When I run, I...
***Feel sluggish and tired. If this is you: Sip a cup of green tea 20 to 30 minutes before you run. The caffeine will pep you up and power you through to the last step, and it's antioxidants may help with endurance, too.
***Always get a side stitch. If this is you: Try coconut water...it's chock-full of cramp-preventing potassium (15x than most of regular sports drinks) and has less than 50 calories per cup. Try 8 oz. before or during your run to stay pain-free.
***Get really sore the next day. If this is you: With it's perfect ratio of carbs to protein + the calcium- choco milk is an excellent way to help your muscles recover postworkout. Drink a cup within 30 mins of finishing a long run, when muscles are most receptive.
***Sweat a lot. If this is you: A sports drink with body-replenishing sugars and electrolytes, is the best way to stay hydrated. Choose one that's free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, and sip 4-6 oz every 15 to 20 minutes during your workout...
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