I don’t know about you, but the running weather in my neck of the woods has started to feel like I am already Summer running. The days are getting longer but the temperatures are also rising. As many of us slug out more miles during these months, we have to make sure that we remain adequately hydrated before, during, and after our runs. We are always told to “make sure you drink a lot of water to stay hydrated” but some people can’t, don’t or won’t do it.
With that in mind I wanted to share some easy and tasty options that Budge Collinson Founder of Infusion Sciences has to beat the heat!
4 Tips For Hydrating In The Summer
1. Heat Wave Foods
Eat nutrient and water dense foods like salads, berries, and other fruits (oranges , bananas, pears) and veggies (tomatoes, celery, spinach) They are easy to digest, water based and can replace electrolytes. Watermelon actually has too much sugar.
2. Sea Some Salt.
This one may be hard to believe, if you are outside too much…Sea Salt will help you. Taking a teaspoon of sea salt is great for maintaining essential sodium levels when excessive sweating occurs. Contrary to popular belief, sea salt is actually relatively low in sodium and contains a complete array of trace minerals.
3. Pass ON the Caffeine
Minimize diuretics such as coffee, common energy drinks and alcoholic drinks as they all contribute to vital water loss leading to dehydration and fatigue.
4. Stay Cool, Not Cold, with Your Water
Drinking cool, not cold, water can enhance absorption.
Six to eight, eight ounce glasses of water is a base of what an active individual should consume. In a heat like this, half your body weight is not a bad idea.
5. Don’t forget to Take Your Vitamin… Supplements.
Replenish Nutrients with natural vitamin supplements.
Using a vitamin supplement that dissolves in water is perfect. It’s easier than taking a bunch of pills and pushes you toward the all-important water consumption.Collinson produces a renowned, natural vitamin supplement called Youth Infusionwww.youthinfusion.com
Budge Collinson Bio
Budge Collinson is the President and Founder of Infusion Scienceswww.infusionsciences.com , a health and wellness focused improving health, natural energy and sustainable wellness. Budge, who grew up in a household where the natural way was the only way. His mother Linda founded the LaCrista Natural Skincare company while he was still in elementary school. Budge began learning about alternative methods to health and wellness early on, and after a lifetime of personal experience with natural remedies, found Infusion Sciences — continuing the Collinson family tradition of prolonging health, longevity and quality of life.
Budge earned a B.S. degree in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida while completing numerous classes in the area of nutrition, science, and food processing. After achieving an NASM certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 1998 while furthering his nutrition and physical performance knowledge, Budge became a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) in 2002.