The Importance of Hydration In The Heat Of Summer – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 111
Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH.
On today’s episode, we are going to be discussing how to stay hydrated in the hot summer months. Staying hydrated and taking the right nutrients is extremely important in order to make sure your body is getting all of the correct vitamins and minerals it needs. This is a problem for many, as we begin to be exposed to hotter temperatures and higher degrees of humidity, causing heat exhaustion and heat stroke in some severe cases.
Why Hydration Is So Important
When we are exposed to higher temperatures in the sun, the UV rays themselves can certainly have damaging effects. Here are some tips to staying healthy in the summer sun!
Water is key! If you are having trouble remembering to drink enough water throughout the day, Hidrate Spark might be the perfect product for you! Hidrate Spark is a smart water bottle that calculates a custom hydration goal (based on personalized factors like height, weight, sex and elevation) and provides your daily water intake so you can easily track how much water you are drinking while at work or on-the-go! This is a bluetooth-enabled Hidrate Spark bottle that lights up to remind you when it is time to drink, keeping you on track throughout the day and perfectly hydrated.
Natural Ways to Boost Your Hydration (Other Than Drinking Water)
Potassium and Magnesium supports alkalinity. Alkalinity is a chemical measurement of water’s ability to neutralize acids. In powdered form, an Alkalizer Powder that supplies these minerals can support energy production, brain health, muscle health and bone health. Consuming five to seven servings of fresh vegetables and fruits daily maintains alkalinity for most indivudals, yet most Americans consume very few servings of these important foods which can lead to chronic low-grade metabolic acidosis; the minerals Potassium and Magnesium are key to maintaining mild alkalinity. According to NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survery) 98% of Americans do not get enough Potassium and 70% of Americans do not get enough Magnesium. Since Potassium is required for alkalinity, muscle function, electrolytle balance, and heart health, and Magnesium is required for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, lacking these has consequences for health.†
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