4 Things Every Dubai Sports-Lover Needs To Help Maximise Training

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The weather is cooling down, the ante is being upped with all the incredible sports events happening around town and Dubai is kicked into full swing with sporting events.

And with it, comes the good - endorphins, achievement, and success, and it’s important that you give your body what it needs to perform at its best.

And Gatorade wants to help. Along with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, the brand creates products supported by the latest sport science technology and collaborates with the world's professional and amateur athletes to provide all the fuel and nutrients to help athletes maximise their performance.

So here are four things you need to keep in mind when upping your training goals.

1. Hydration

Keeping your body hydrated during exercise is key for performance. It may seem obvious, but it's so important, and living in Dubai, often in AC, the dry, arid conditions may cause you to become dehydrated. Checking that your urine is pale yellow and plentiful, is a great way to see if you are optimally hydrated.

Be sure you're getting plenty of water, salts and electrolytes to keep your body hydrated. Check out the Gatorade Thirst Quencher - a scientifically formulated drink to keep athletes hydrated during exercise.

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2. Fuel

Athletes tend to focus on performance goals and sometimes overlook the nutrition part of the equation, and bodies need fuel - in the form of foods and nutritional drinks.

Your body and performance can be dramatically affected by what type of food and drinks you consume.

We need calories for our bodies to use as energy, as well as a certain amount of proteins for muscle rebuilding, and carbohydrates for muscle contraction.

Carbohydrates are the primary fuel source for muscle contraction and for team sports, and stop-and-go activities, athletes need a high intake of carbs to stay fueled throughout.

3. Rest

Sleep is one of the most underrated components in a highly active lifestyle. If you aren't resting, you aren't going to be firing on all cylinders during your sport.

Experts recommend 7-9 hours per night to achieve maximum recovery.

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4. Nutrients, vitamins and minerals

Your body needs hydration, it also needs vitamins to help muscle recovery, to heal, to function, and for good immune support.

Eating a balanced diet will give you all the vitamins and minerals you need - zinc and vitamin C for immune support, B12 for energy, and probiotics for a healthy gut.

That's in addition to electrolytes which help with your blood pressure, as well as your muscle and nerve function.

Eat the rainbow to make sure you get all your vitamins and minerals.

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Gatorade is available in Cool Blue, Orange, Lemon-Lime, and Grapefruit flavors at supermarkets across the UAE

The Gatorade Fuel Lab will be launching in Dubai on Thursday to showcase its product portfolio in an interactive and energetic environment while educating athletes on the importance of hydration, energy, recovery and much more!

AND there will be some experts from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute too! You can see it live on Lovin Dubai on Instagram on Thursday.

To find out more about how Gatorade works to refuel your body, visit the Gatorade Sports Science Institute at gssiweb.org

Written By

Caitlyn Davey

Caitlyn is an Aussie journalist looking to change the world. In her spare time she loves playing sport, travelling and basically doing anything that means she doesn't have to sit still.

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