LeBron JAMES, LEG CRAMPS, DEHYDRATION, NUTRITIONAL HYDRATION

LeBron James discusses leg cramps (Miami Herald 6-7-14) James [who endorses Powerade] had over two bags of fluids pumped into his body after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and that doesn’t count all the salt tablets and sports drinks and recovery concoctions that he consumed following the 110-95 loss. James couldn’t move his legs and was carried off the court. “My body just shut down,” James said. “Basically my body said, ‘OK, enough jumping for you for tonight. You’ve had enough.’ Nothing I could do about it.”

NUTRITIONAL HYDRATION FOR COLD ENVIRONMENTS

An adequate energy source is most important in a cold environment. The US Military concludes that the energy needed for a person in a cold environment is between 4000 to 5000 kcal because a great amount of energy is required to keep warm. Carbohydrate foods are preferred over fats again because they are easier to use by the body, and glucose and glycogen, made from carbohydrates, are required for the shivering process.