Why Swishing Sugar Water Might Benefit You Before Running

A swish of sugar water might help your time.

Athletes are continually looking for that competive edge. If you’re a short distance runner…here’s one for you. A swish of sugar water might help your time. In a study published in human kinetics when runners swish but don’t swallow some sugar water it increases endurance, leading to faster running times. The results on average showed a 5% improvement, on average, almost 3 minutes in time. They noted this works improving almost three minutes the swish and spit works for a 5-10k.