15th Edition
Sizer + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337906371




15th Edition
Sizer + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337906371
Chapter 10, Problem 3RQ
Textbook Problem

People who take lip physical activity for weight loss

  1. can increase weight loss by using sports drinks
  2. do not need the calories or sodium of sports drinks
  3. receive a performance boost from sports drinks
  4. all of the above

Summary Introduction


Sports drinks are used to hydrate the body and provide electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids that are required or utilized during exercise or workout. Physical activity burns calories and helps in healthy weight loss when accompanied by a proper diet.

Explanation of Solution

Explanation for the correct answer:

Option (c) is ‘one way in which sports drinks can help a person trying to lose weight’. Reduced levels of fluids, electrolytes, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals during exercise can hamper the performance of a person. Since, sports drinks are rich in all the above ingredients, they provide a performance boost. Hence, option (c) is correct.

Justify reasons for the incorrect answers

Option (a) is, ‘can increase weight loss by using sports drinks’. However, sports drinks have high sugar content, which also adds to the calorie consumption of the person trying to lose weight...

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