Summer is a time when many athletes train outside, participate in 2-a-days and attend training camps. It is also the hottest, most humid time of the year for most of the country placing a greater emphasis on staying hydrated. The truth is that there are scientific reasons behind providing water, sports drinks and even milk around a workout. The key is knowing when and what to drink. This webinar will cover the ins and outs of hydration including what to drink, when to drink and how much to drink for various sports and competitive activities.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand where sports drinks are appropriate in an athlete's diet.
Determine how much fluid is needed pre, during and post-exercise.
Recognize the signs of dehydration and how to prevent them.
Recommend rapid rehydration mechanisms.
Analyze and choose which beverage is appropriate post-workout and why.
About the Presenter: Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with an emphasis in overall health, wellness and sports nutrition. She has eleven years of experience as the sports dietitian at Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and has worked with Texas Christian University Athletics, the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Dallas Soccer, Jim McLean Golf School and many PGA Tour players as well as with many middle school, high school and endurance athletes. She also works with the everyday exercising population to improve health and wellness.
Amy speaks at a variety of nutrition, athletic training and coaching conferences in addition to providing health and nutrition presentations to various businesses and companies. She is an ambassador/spokesperson for the National Dairy Council, a Dairy Max Health and Wellness Advisory Council member and on the Speakers Bureau for Gatorade Sports Science Institute. Amy is also the co-author of "Swim, Bike, Run - Eat," a sports nutrition book for triathletes.
Amy received her Bachelor of Science in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Master of Science in exercise and sports nutrition from Texas Woman's University. She is also a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.