Water vs Sports drinks, a debate to exercise the mind

By Hugh Westbrook | 12 July 2001

Water may be the stuff of life but it is not necessarily the stuff of exercise. So suggest the manufacturers of a number of leading sports drinks, who argue that water is not nearly as good for maintaining proper hydration while competing or working out. Hugh Westbrook asks are theses valid scientific claims or are they just an exercise in marketing?

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Water may be the stuff of life but it is not necessarily the stuff of exercise. So suggest the manufacturers of a number of leading sports drinks, who argue that water is not nearly as good for maintaining proper hydration while competing or working out. Hugh Westbrook asks are theses valid scientific claims or are they just an exercise in marketing?

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