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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a physical test for the state police coming up next week and I have to do push ups, sit ups, a 75 year pursuit run and a 1.5 mile run. We can bring a bottle of water but I'm wondering if I should use regular water, gatorade or electrolyte water to help me stay hydrated and avoid fatigue.                                             
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi how are you Dr.
Doctor :   physical test is the test of your endurance, stamina and the ability to with stand the stress required for the job
Doctor :   water or Gatorade do not improve your performance
Doctor :   it is your inner strength more so the confidence in you which will make your job easier
Doctor :   do not panic
Doctor :   if you have the strength in you you will definitely make it
Doctor :   electrolyte and or Gatorade is better than just plain water
User :   Okay thank you Dr.
User :   I think I will go with the electrolyte water
Doctor :   see that the electrolyte water dose contain glucose in it
Doctor :   thanks for consulting healthcare magic
User :   okay. if all the waters I find have glucose should I just use the gatorade?
Doctor :   glucose and electrolytes should be there together usually electrolyte water comes with the glucose only, but make sure that the water does contain glucose
Doctor :   not to get confused
Doctor :   in the label see if there is glucose is a content along with electrolytes
Doctor :   if it is there you can use it
User :   okay. thanks for your help Dr.
Doctor :   all the best for your physical test
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   thank you
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