ARE YOU HYDRATED?
The questions relate to typical
signs & symptoms of (lifestyle) dehydration.
If you answer 5>/12, check out the 'Optimal Hydration Practice' below.
Healthy & fitting (re) hydration practice.
✔ Typically, drink to thirst, only.
✔ Try the tiniest pinch of pink Himalayan salt (a near tasteless portion) in your water.
✔ Try soda water (with the tiniest pinch of Himalayan salt).
✔ Drink before and directly after your main meal.
✔ Drink before, during & after heavy exercise.
✔ Drink to suppress the appetite and unnecessary eating.
Consider my ultimate rehydration drink: Blend; 1 cup watermelon, 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, 1/2 bicarbonate soda, 1/2 cup water, 1 tbsp chopped mint, ice.
🚩 Believe you need to consume 6-8 glasses of water per day.
🚩 Believe flavoured sports drinks hydrate best (unless absolutely appropriate).
🚩 Drink energy drinks.
🚩 Drink excessive milk.
🚩 Drink gallons of water if you are drinking alcohol heavily.
Why the listed re-hydration approach?
◦ 'Clean' salt (Na+) + Water (H2o) boost cellular hydration more than water alone.
◦ Water alone can lead to bloating, frequent bathroom trips, and the loss of vital electrolytes.
◦ Summer & island fruit (including coconut) help cellular hydration.
◦ While potassium, calcium and magnesium play key roles in optimum hydration balance, salt (Na+) is King.
◦ Fish offers an excellent source of Phosphorus, Selenium & Niacin, again, supporting hydration.
Salt myth: I raced the scorchingly hot Hawaiian Ironman many times improving my performance each time. I certainly didn't improve my fitness each race and body parts were aging by the race. The key ingredient for improving performance was the inclusion and increase of supplemental salt. If I didn't need it, or I tipped over the edge I simply sweat out what I didn't need. Salt balanced my hydration to the finish line.