Beer as a boost? More on beer as a post-workout source of hydration
Posted by Bob Skilnik on February 20, 2008
The folks at ColligiateTimes.com have elaborated on a recent study that indicates that beer might be just the thing to quench your thirst and rehydrate your body after a workout, and since anything remotely connected to beer sounds good to me, here ya go!
After students performed strenuous exercise until exhaustion in 104 degree Fahrenheit temperatures, one group was given two pints of beer while the other group drank the same amount of water. Both groups were then allowed to drink as much water as they wanted and their hydration levels were tested soon after. The tests revealed a slightly better measurement in the beer drinkers than those who drank water.
Personally, I’ve never been able to slam a beer after a workout or simply an hour or two in the garden during a warm summer day. Water first (for me), then a beer. But as they say, your results may vary.