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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The best sports gels and isotonic drinks to help avoid injury

    Many running injuries are caused by athletes training for or participating in marathons running out of glycogen. This is a substance that is deposited within bodily tissues as a carbohydrate store and forms essential glucose upon hydrolysis. Thankfully, many of these injuries can be prevented by refuelling with sports gels and isotonic drinks.

    The best sports gels and isotonic drinks

    Determining which sports gels and isotonic drinks are the best is, quite often, a matter of trial and error. Not every product agrees with every runner. While one product may be perfect for one individual, it may cause bloating or other unpleasant issues in someone else.

    What’s more, some sports gels and isotonic drinks contain ingredients that may not necessarily be helpful. Others may lack the one ingredient you need most – sugar. Knowing what to look for is, therefore, vital and you can find some helpful advice on what to look for in isotonic drinks and sports gels at

    Other ways to prevent injuries

    Not all injuries are caused by lack of carbohydrates. Runners can fall victim to slips, trips and falls, collisions with other runners and, during training, may even be hit by a car. Preventing running accidents like these involves keeping your eyes on the road/track and other runners at all times. If you are training in poor light or weather conditions, wearing highly visible clothing is essential.

    When other people cause accidents

    In some cases, other people may be responsible for a trip, slip or fall or other running-related accident. In this case, you could be entitled to injury compensation. If, for example, you trip over a kerb or pothole during training, the authority responsible for the upkeep of that road or path could be liable for your accidental injury.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    We have an in-house team of personal injury lawyers with over 16 years of experience in conducting injury claims related to injuries sustained while running. Able to deal with most claims over the telephone, they have all the skills and experience necessary to bring your claim to a successful conclusion swiftly and efficiently.

    Call our team

    To learn more about claiming for compensation, get helpful, sympathetic advice and/or enlist the help of our solicitors, call our team on our 24/7 helpline today. You can call from your mobile: 0333 500 0993 or any UK landline: 0800 689 0500. Both lines are confidential and obligation-free.

    Date Published: February 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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