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    Electrolytes in Cycling – Can Sodium Help Performance?

    Sodium is a crucial electrolyte during exercise, it is responsible for water absorption and muscle contraction. If you sweat during a ride, you are sure to lose sodium. Can sodium consumption improve athletic performance? Let’s take a look at what experiments show.

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    Electrolytes in Cycling – What’s the Role of Sodium?

    When you sweat, you are losing electrolytes such as sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. These are all important for health and exercise performance but the most talked about one is definitely sodium. Let’s take a look at why you should care about it too.

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    5 Tips for Preventing and Treating Cramps

    Muscle cramps are a common issue among endurance athletes such as cyclists. They range from small annoyances that pass quickly to big cramps that can cause pain in your muscles for hours. The causes of cramps are not fully understood yet but there are a…

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    How to Enjoy Your Cycling Summer – Lemonade

    Lemonades are synonymous with summer. What could be more refreshing than a cool zesty drink when you’re riding in the hot summer sun. And the right kind of lemonade can even help you in your training. Let’s take a look at how to find it…

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    How to Fight Heat While on the Bike

    Heat can’t stop us from cycling as long as we are aware of these five important steps preventing dehydration and overheating. Take it from the positive side: for many of us, cycling in hot weather is still way more preferable to cycling in rain, especially…

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    When You Get Cramps Drink Electrolytes, Not Water

    If your first instinct is to reach for water when a muscle cramp strikes, you might want to think again. New research suggests that drinking electrolytes instead of pure water can help prevent muscle cramps. Let’s see how to do it right.