Friday, November 5, 2010

Weird energizers...

Sweating depletes electrolytes.  If anyone has ever experienced a mid-run cramp, side stitch or an outright bonk, you're probably experiencing the symptoms caused by a loss of sodium and potassium.  In one of my last public blog posts (before going private), I wrote about an athletic study on using pickle juice to stave off cramping.  As weird as it sounds, it works.  The guy who I learned this from is a doctor from Michigan.  His name is Rick Ganzi and I've run 12 or so marathons with him.  He's featured in today's online MSNBC Health section - the article is found here.  Scroll down the page for a more technical explanation of why it works.


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