from Nutrion and Wellness Solutions by Heather Fink, MS, RD, CSSD
Sodium is a mineral that elicits mixed reactions in the health and sports performance communities. For health, sodium is often considered a villain, contributing to an increased risk of hypertension and possibly heart disease. For endurance sports, sodium is heralded as a life saver and performance enhancer. In general, moderation of sodium intake is a wise practice. However, individuals who are exercising for long periods of time will need to consider sodium intake as part of their fueling and hydration regimen.
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