1 – You sweat, a lot!
2 – Your workouts are longer than 60 minutes
3 – You workout/play sports outdoors in the summer and even on hot days
4 – You’re drinking A LOT of water but your thirst isn’t being quenched
With these amazingly hot summer days that we’ve been blessed with comes the high possibility that we might be lacking in hydration as well as electrolytes. I wrote an article last year on what electrolytes are and how we can replace them. Take a look here for a refresher. The reasons I’ve listed above are only just 4 possibilities, there are definitely a few more.
Over-hydration can be an issue, whether you are a weekend warrior or an athlete. Start paying attention to how much water you are drinking and start questioning if you need a replacement or not. And no, you do not always need the extra carbohydrates that come with some electrolyte drinks unless you are doing long training sessions. Sometimes a simple electrolyte replacement without added sugar or even caffeine is good enough!
I work as a Dietitian and definitely walk the talk. I love to cook and help people get back to being healthy again.