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As spring afternoons start to heat up it’s a great time to get into a hydration habit. We all know that staying hydrated through a Texas summer is critical to making it though a workout and maintaining peak performance — but how?
Drinking 2-3 liters of water (or more!) is a great place to start, but only one part of the equation. Electrolytes are key to keeping the water you drink actually in the body. Taking in electrolytes as you drink throughout the day will help you to hydrate. Try taking in electrolytes with every other liter of water that you drink — one liter of plain water the next with electrolytes. Some popular electrolyte supplements include nuun, metasalt tablets, zym, endurolytes and many more. With day to day hydration try and keep your electrolyte supplement low in calories and save the sports drinks for during workouts.
Jess Kolko RD, LD, is the Healthy Eating Registered Dietitian and Culinary Educator at Whole Foods Market’s global headquarters. Jess is a co-founder of the Nutrition Hotline—a volunteer organization staffed by RDs to answer nutrition questions for those that may not have the funds for private consultation. When she is not knee-deep in nutrition Jess enjoys training and competing in long distance triathlon and running events.
Don’t let summer and these 100+ temps get you down, athletes and weekend warriors. We know, it’s really hot. And you want to keep exercising, whether you’re swimming, cycling, running, or bootcamping outside OR even working out indoors – remember to stay hydrated with water PLUS an electrolyte enhanced drink.
You’re probably all familiar with at least a few electrolyte drinks (think Gatorade, Powerade). Now think of a healthier hydration product that isn’t loaded with sugar and won’t “undo” your hard work. Nuun is a great product to replenish electrolytes and minerals that you sweat out during your workout (or walking around town, let’s be honest). The best part: nuun has no sugar and each tablet contains less than 8 calories. Nuun comes in tablet form which means you can easily stash a few in your workout bag, jersey pocket or SPIbelt when you’re on the go!
Nuun recently released new flavors that are really light and refreshing – strawberry lemonade, grape, fruit punch, and tropical.
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