Spring has ARRIVED and so has the HEAT! During these warm days nothing is more important than HYDRATING, especially when exercising. Here are some tips to make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated while being active out in the heat!
– Drink WATER! You want to drink a good amount of water before a workout (~2-3 cups), during (sipping is necessary) and ESPECIALLY after the workout to replace fluids and electrolytes lost through sweat!
– Consume FRUIT! There are a numerous amount of fruits that have an efficient amount of both electrolytes and fluid! Turn to fruits such as watermelon, grapefruit, strawberries, cantaloupe, oranges, and pineapple to stay hydrated! (PS. Turn to BANANAS to replace electrolytes such as potassium!)
– Drink COCONUT WATER! When we sweat, we lose electrolytes (minerals in our blood that help to regulate the amount of water in our body) from sweating. By drinking coconut water after a workout, you are replenishing electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, and sodium that serve as catalysts in many of our body’s necessary functions.
– Written by Danielle Maina, NASM Certified Nutritionist