Drink a Slushie Before Workouts on Hot Days
Icy beverage seems to keep body cooler longer
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2010 12:24 PM CDT
Updated May 1, 2010 10:57 AM CDT
A secret weapon for hot-day workouts?   (Flickr.)

(Newser) – Excellent news on the exercise front—ice slushies help. Two important caveats: They must be accompanied by actual exercise, and their benefit is evident only on hot days. It seems that people who drink the syrupy, icy concoctions before exercising—or, say, running a 5K or playing tennis—are able to to go longer before feeling the effects of the heat, the New York Times reports.

Best of all, the New Zealand research seems legit. “It’s a really interesting study, well done and carefully thought out,” says an exercise physiologist who wasn't involved with it. Adds an Army exercise researcher: “It’s a neat idea. I wouldn’t have guessed slurries would have that much of an effect.”
 

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