10 Innovations That Changed the Way We Exercise

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Gatorade

Gatorade's blend of carbohydrates and electrolytes debuted at the University of Florida in 1965. Inspired by a desire to help the Gators' football players, who were suffering the negative effects of dehydration after playing for hours in the heat, the drink replaces lost salts and helps athletes stay hydrated. "It made everybody all of a sudden aware that we need to hydrate," says Todd. "It's hard to believe, but it wasn't always that way."