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Summer Hydration and Age

During summer, staying hydrated becomes even more of a challenge. The right electrolytes can help us maintain our overall health and wellbeing year round.

As summer days approach, it becomes increasingly crucial to prioritize hydration. Sometimes with age, our thirst sensors are less sensitive, and we need to hydrate more often than we may think we do because staying hydrated plays a vital role in maintaining our overall health and wellbeing. What many people may not know is that hydration doesn’t just come from chugging water. In fact, that may create a bigger problem for us. We need the proper balance of electrolytes in order to be properly hydrated. According to Robb Wolf, “It’s simple to maintain your hydration sweet spot. Just sip electrolyte water to thirst.”

So, what are electrolytes? Electrolytes are essential minerals that carry an electric charge when dissolved in bodily fluids such as blood, sweat, and urine. They play a crucial role in maintaining proper hydration and supporting various bodily functions including nerve & muscle function, energy production, kidney function, and more. 

During summer, high temperatures lead to excessive sweating, causing our bodies to lose water and essential electrolytes. Hydration plays a pivotal role in maintaining our body’s core temperature, preventing overheating, and ensuring efficient functioning of vital organs.

If you are an active person, staying on top of your hydration is especially important during the warmer months. Dehydration can significantly impact energy levels and physical performance. Inadequate hydration reduces blood volume, making the heart work harder to circulate oxygen and nutrients to muscles, resulting in fatigue, weakness, and diminished endurance. In addition to impacting our physical performance, even mild dehydration can impair memory, attention, and overall cognitive abilities. 

Ensuring an adequate intake of electrolytes is crucial for overall health, especially during periods of increased physical activity, sweating, or when experiencing imbalances due to illness or specific medical conditions.

When choosing an electrolyte brand, it’s important to make sure that they have the right balance of sodium, magnesium, and potassium and avoid brands with excessive sugar. LMNT has formulated the ratio to be suitable for people who are keto, paleo, vegan, and gluten free. Our favorite flavor right now is their new Grapefruit Salt with lots of ice. Check LMNT out here and get a free 8-serving sample pack with any purchase. And remember, your purchase is always backed by their no-questions-asked refund policy so you can try it risk free.

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