Want To Run Faster? Drink Pink!

By djsheryl on May 13, 2021
REUNION, FLORIDA – JULY 20: Juan Agudelo #12 of Inter Miami CF drinks from a bodyarmor thermos prior to the game against the New York City FC in the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on July 20, 2020 in Reunion, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

If you’re a runner, you might want to stock up on pink juices and pink sports drinks for your pre and post-run hydration. 

It doesn’t really matter what flavor it is….watermelon, bubble gum, pink apple……as long as it’s pink, it will help you run faster and further, according to The University of Westminster in the U.K. They found that drinking something that looks pink and tastes pink makes people run 4% faster and further. The researchers say, quote, “Adding pink to an artificially sweetened solution not only enhanced the perception of sweetness, but also enhanced feelings of pleasure, self-selected running speed, and distance covered.” 

I wonder if it also helps you run faster if you wear pink? I think I may need to do some experimenting this weekend!

(Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

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