22/12/10: Nordic Walking – Hydration & Energy During Events
Before starting an event , you should make sure that you have had a substantial breakfast !
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It is very important to pay attention to your hydration and energy levels whilst competing in a distance walking event. Even if feeding stations are available on the course , one should always carry drinks and energy giving food.Isotonic drinks are preferred to water alone as they replenish lost salts from sweating. Energy is best replenished using gels – they provide calories whilst being light to carry. Remember you may be burning 400 calories per hour whilst Nordic Walking – in an 8 hour event that’s 3200 calories !