So we all know we should be drinking atleast 8 glasses of water each day to stay hydrated, but not many of us know why…
Water helps maintain body temperature, helps with digestion and keeps our tissues and joints lubricated. Electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium, chloride) are dissolved in the water in our body to help it retain fluid and promote effective nerve and muscle functioning.
Water and electrolytes move around the body constantly to maintain the correct balance needed to allow our body to perform its normal functions correctly. We experience dehydration when there is an inadequate level of water and electrolytes in the body.
So what does dehydration look like?
• little or no urine
• Dry mouth
• Extreme thirst
• Dizziness/light headed
• No tears when crying
How can we prevent dehydration?
– Keep a bottle of water with you at all times, preferable a reusable one……to help keep our environment safe.
– If you don’t like the taste of water add some lemon, strawberries or even cucumber to add some flavour.
-If you forget to drink water, drink it on a schedule, such as before meals, when you wake up etc.
– Drink hydralyte when experiencing some symptoms of dehydration.
What is hydralyte?
Hydralyte is a scientifically formulated oral rehydration solution for the effective treatment of dehydration. All products in the range contain the correct balance of glucose and electrolytes required for rapid rehydration.
Hydralyte works by replacing fluid and electrolytes lost due to vomiting, diarrhoea, heavy sweating and excess alcohol consumption.
Hydralyte works rapidly to replace the electrolytes lost due to vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive sweat during exercise, extreme heat.
Why would I use hydralyte after exercise instead of a sports drink?
The 2% glucose concentration in Hydralyte sports is needed for optimal rehydration and minimises stomach discomfort. Regular sugary drinks can leave you feeling uncomfortable, bloated and contain extra calories.
Is it suitable for the whole family?
Hydralyte is suitable for the whole family and comes in powder, ready to drink bottles, ice blocks and effervescent tablets.
How do you stay hydrated? How do you keep the kids hydrated on those warm summer days? Share your ideas in the comments section!
Until next time,