June 03, 2019

With summer underway, more people are encouraged to enjoy outdoor physical activities as part of their daily routine; whether it be taking a walk or going for a bike ride, or training for a competitive run or sporting event. But what, when, and/or how much should you drink and eat to support a leisurely recreational activity or to achieve optimal high intensity sports performance? The registered dietitians and nutrition researchers of the Canadian Sugar Institute Nutrition Information Service are excited to share a new infographic, “Carbohydrates and Physical Activity”, which highlights the latest science and recommendations to keep hydrated and well fueled.  

This infographic was developed in partnership with dietitian Andy DeSantis (specialization in sports nutrition), and reviewed by Dr. Robert Ross (Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University) and sports dietitian Angela Dufour (Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic) who works with Olympic athletes in the Atlantic provinces. 

This resource is available to download in both English and French and can be added to your digital communications or used as an offline educational resource. 

Bonus - If you are participating in the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research Fun Run during the upcoming Dietitians of Canada National Conference in Ottawa, ON, look for your print copy in your goodie bag!

The latest science and recommendations to keep hydrated and well fueled during physical activity