Hydration – Summer Heat Takes a Toll on Your Body

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summer Heat Takes a Toll on Your Body!

With temps in much of the US hitting 90 plus, it’s important to stay hydrated.

‘When you are working hard, body fluid is lost through sweat. If the fluid lost through sweat is not replaced, dehydration and early fatigue are unavoidable. Losing even two percent of body fluids (less than 3.5 pounds in a 180 pound person) can impair performance by increasing fatigue and affecting cognitive skills.” (From the Safety Toolbox Website)

When to start hydrating:
Start BEFORE you get going with your exercise or work to help you ‘catch-up’ on fluids before you lose even more. Drink BEFORE you’re thirsty. If you wait until your body signals thirst, you are already well on your way to becoming dehydrated, and will have that much more work to get your body caught up.

If you’re working/exercising/sweating, be sure to drink something every 30 minutes or so, to ensure you’re not losing fluids.

Performance

What to drink
Start with water – it’s perfect for hydration. But if you are really out in the summer heat and sweating a good bit, you need to also replace electrolytes. So a beverage with some sodium and not too much sugar, will be perfect to replace those beneficial electrolytes, while helping you stay hydrated and energized. We recommend Shaklee Performance for several reasons:
1. Perfectly balanced with the proper amount of electrolytes to keep you going.
2. Fresh lemon lime or orange flavor. Not heavy with sugars like some of the store brand drinks.
3. Goes to work as soon as it hits your stomach. That means NO intestinal cramping, as with sugary drinks on the market.
4. Powder formula lets you pack it and take it with you. Just add water and drink, or mix it up, ready to go and keep in your fridge.

STAY AWAY From These:
Stay away from sugary soft drinks, fruit juices, caffeine and alcohol. These can be hard on your intestines and work against hydrating your body.

WATCH your CHILDREN!
Kids can get dehydrated very easily. Popsicles are a fun way for them to rehydrate, and Shaklee Performance makes great homemade ice pops

KEEP in MIND – if you’re not peeing, you’re not drinking enough!

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