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InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
We’ve all experienced sore, achy muscles at some point in time, but did you know that this can create additional challenges for us during the summer? This is especially true if you’ve been more of a couch potato throughout the winter and spring. If you decide that you want to become more active, this can create challenges for us when it comes to muscle recovery in the heat of the summer.†
The relationship between summer heat and muscle aches
During the summer, we are more prone to dehydration, which can create a higher amount of electrolyte loss and in turn more muscle aches and cramps. This is especially true when the heat and humidity are high.†
Many areas of the country are currently experiencing heat waves with really high record temperatures. A lot of people aren’t used to this, so maybe they’re doing something that they usually do year-round and once they go out and they start doing this in the heat, they start to have this increase in lactic acid buildup. At the same time, they are experiencing electrolyte imbalances due to the loss of fluids. They may feel fine in the moment, but by the time evening comes around, they may be wondering why they are experiencing muscle aches throughout their body.†
We have to be prepared for this and we need to know the appropriate things to be doing to help fend off muscle aches.†
How to support muscle health
In order to support our muscle health and help prevent muscle aches, we have to stay hydrated. This is incredibly important. Most people don’t change their routine from one season to the next, but we have to realize that we have to consume a higher amount of water during the summer.†
We have to be able to replace our electrolytes. We can do this by taking a multivitamin. That’s a good place to start because then we’re getting exposure to electrolytes. Taking something like our Reds HxⓇ or Greens HxⓇ is also a really good place to start. Magnesium also plays a really important role in maintaining the ability of the skeletal muscles to remain intact. If you have a tendency to develop muscle aches or cramps, taking magnesium citrate would be very beneficial during the summer.†
Most importantly, I want to talk about our Beets HxⓇ formulation. Beets HxⓇ is a combination of beetroot extract along with tart cherry extract. Both of these nutrients have been studied in the setting of muscle recovery and exercise endurance.†
In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses how the summer heat impacts muscle health, especially in terms of aches and cramps. She offers recommendations for nutrients that can support muscle health and details the important components of the the Beets HxⓇ formulation.†
- The benefits of working out in the summer
- The importance of staying hydrated
- Research on beetroot extract and tart cherry extract
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