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How To Calculate Your Sweat Rate

How To Calculate Your Sweat Rate

Follow these 5 simple steps to calculate your sweat rate. Learn how much fluid you lose and how much to drink during exercise. By Rachel Longo (Reviewed by Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD) When you think about fueling your body for athletic performance, the first thing that...

3 Homemade Sport Drink Recipes

3 Homemade Sport Drink Recipes

Here's a little secret about me. I chat about the benefits of sports drink often (Re: What Athletes Need To Know About Electrolytes & 5 Hydration Mistakes You May Be Making), but I really don't like them. When I first started running, I knew sports drinks were...

Why Are Electrolytes Important For Athletes?

Why Are Electrolytes Important For Athletes?

Learn how to replenish electrolytes naturally (without a sports drink) with this list of 10+ food & drink. Table of contentsWhat are electrolytes?When do you need electrolytes?Do they help performance? How much do you need?Foods with...

When Do You Need A Sports Drink?

When Do You Need A Sports Drink?

What is a sports drink, and when should you drink one? Plus, homemade sports drink recipe & natural alternatives. If you read nutrition headlines often, you probably think sports drinks are “bad for you”. In reality, sports drinks have a place in an athlete’s...

I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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