If I’m exhausted before a workout, is it OK to get a boost from a sports drink?

The question: I usually drink a Gatorade to get me through my evening workout at the gym. Is that OK? I am always so tired after work. I need the extra energy.

The answer: I am not a fan of Gatorade. It is processed and full of sugar, and I hate to say this, but the truth is you are probably not working out hard enough, or for long enough, to need the calories and electrolytes. Unless you’re training intensely – like for a marathon or a fitness competition – for seventy-five to ninety minutes, you only need water. READ MORE

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