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  • Improve Your Hydration in 2018, Trade Your Vintage for an Electrolyte Replacement Drink

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    You swear every year this IS the year you WILL stick to your resolution. In the gym by 6am, sugary foods are a thing of the past and you are going to improve your hydration by trading your favorite vintage for an electrolyte replacement drink. You have taken the oath in front of golden retriever so you have witnesses. You mean business! So why with all this great intended effort do 92 percent of all new year’s resolutions fail? Unless you have a personalized licensed plate that reads “8prcntr,” it’s likely your favorite furry friend will be reminding you just eight weeks into 2018 you aren’t living up to your end of the deal!

    So what is behind this astonishing attrition rate? After all, your mother always told you to keep your word. You are on time to work everyday, you never miss your friends’ birthdays, and there isn’t a dinner reservation that has ever slipped your mind. You are the Brett Favre of reliability to show on game day. Well we have a few theories on why the luster of these whole-hearted intentions loses its shine.

    The Focus On Negativity

    If you think about it, many of the resolutions we make are formed in a negative connotation.

    • “I have to lose weight”
    • “I don’t want to be stressed”
    • “I have to stop spending so much money”

    The negativity in turn becomes stressful in and of itself because you are focusing on things you “can’t” or “don’t want” to do. Remember when your parents told you “you can’t be out past 10pm.” Didn’t it make you a little upset and tempted you to force the envelope a little? So instead rephrase your goals to sound something like this:

    • “I would like to get in better shape”
    • “Being stress-free is what I’m shooting for”
    • “It’s easy to save money”

    Resolutions Are Too Strict

    Making resolutions that are too strict is a sure way to set oneself up for failure. Being in the gym at 6am may not be realistic every day. Instead set yourself up for success by taking your situation into consideration. If you aim to get into better shape, give yourself the freedom to get your exercise in when its reasonable. Also, don’t force yourself onto a fitness timeline. Studies show that people who lose weight over time as compared to those who crash diet and crash exercise, keep the weight off longer. There’s something to be said about slow and steady winning the race.

    The “Why” Behind The Commitment

    If you can find the reason why you are making a resolution, chances are you will devote yourself to the goal longer. Having some “skin in the game” or a sense of true personal commitment definitely motivates one to stick to something longer. For instance if your goal is to get into better shape find out your reasoning why you want to become more fit. Is it to look better, do you want to feel better, or do you want to live a healthier lifestyle? If you can be honest with yourself regarding your motivating factors, chances are you can make a deeper commitment. After spending some time talking it over with yourself you might realize your desire to “look better” is fine, but your desire to be good to yourself and live a healthier lifestyle is even stronger. That commitment to oneself is what will motivate you to the finish line!

    We hope 2018 is a great year for you whether your resolutions are carried through to December 31st or not. If you’re an “8prcntr” congratulations! And if not, remember Rome wasn’t built in a day and the Italians sure know how to live the good life: A little wine, great food, good friends and plenty of R & R!

  • How Electrolyte Replacement Drinks can Help Holiday Stress

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    You’ve read so many articles on how to “manage stress” during the holidays you can’t bring yourself to gaze over one more. It is very similar to how you feel when it comes time for pumpkin pie after the massive plate of turkey, potatoes and green beans you devoured-you are simply stuffed! But you manage to make room for just one more article because maybe this time you will actually come across something that helps. This is our version of how to beat holiday stress. And when we say beat stress we are not talking about the kind of “if I am nice to it, it will go away” approach. We are talking about an all-encompassing approach that provides insight into stress triggers and provides proven coping methods, nutrition pointers, tips on staying hydrated with an electrolyte replacement drink, and much more.

    Stress triggers do vary from person to person, but during the holidays there are triggers that tend to affect the majority of us. The most dreaded events include:

    • Crowds
    • Waiting in line
    • Fear of going into holiday debt
    • Traveling
    • Meeting holiday obligations
    • Having to attend parties/gatherings you don’t really want to go to
    • Trying to “do it all”

    Other items that seem to be on the “not so fun list” for some of us include:

    • Holiday weight gain
    • Having to spend time with “certain relatives”
    • And just simply “having to be in a good mood” when you’re tired and stressed

    So after you finish squeezing your SUV into a “compact” space of the over crowded mall parking lot, take a deep breath because there are solutions to all off the above stressors. Experts have found that a few small changes can greatly change how we respond to the things that frustrate us most during the holidays. Here are some of our favorite stress-busting reducers.

    Give Up On Perfection

    That’s right it’s time to hang up your angel wings. Chances are they need a little refresher! All that rushing around and worrying about pleasing everyone can put a crink in even the most perfect pair of flyers. There might be a few people who will be disappointed you didn’t bring your famous layer cake to the office party. But believe me, your body would prefer you spend the time doing something relaxing instead of trying to score an A plus in everyone’s book!

    Change Your Outlook

    Once you realize people are still going to like you even if you aren’t perfect, changing your outlook on situations is easier. Suddenly RSVPing “Won’t Attend” to a holiday function doesn’t riddle you with guilt like it might have before. Also, it is easier to maintain a positive outlook when the world isn’t resting on your shoulders.

    Focus On What You Can Control

    Experts know our anxiety decreases when we feel we have some control or say in a situation. You may not be able to control how your in-laws get along at the holiday dinner, but you can control your response to the situation. For example, if the typical arguing ensues over who cooks a better roast, instead of feeling your head start to pound and hoping that everyone would just “get along,” take a deep breathe and know this situation is between only those engaged in the arguing. You can’t control their reactions but you can control yours.

    Don’t Worry About What Things “Should Be”

    If you find yourself spending a lot of time hoping your co-worker doesn’t bring their annoying spouse to the holiday party, you may want to re-think your mental “energy spend.” The holidays are a period where we come into contact with many people we normally wouldn’t chose to spend time with. Worrying about how things “should be” only adds to the stress many people experience from November through January. Instead, shift your effort from focusing on the negative (Why do I have to spend my evening with Cynthia’s annoying husband) to ways you can make a positive impact. Spend some time volunteering at the local animal shelter or donate food to a nearby food bank. Just shifting your “energy spend” can help those who really deserve the attention this time of year.

    Support Yourself Nutritionally And Physically

    Yes between gift shopping, additional grocery runs and your daily work obligations, the holidays can stretch you physically. However, skipping your spin class so you can finish sending out the party invites isn’t going to help you in the long run. We all know exercise is a proven stress reducer. So why skimp on this powerful tension buster? Usually it’s because people run out of time during the holidays and consider working out a “luxury spend.” Well time to stop that thought process in its tracks. Your priority during the holiday should be to ENJOY the season. Make of list of what helps you enjoy the holiday? I bet “being in a bad mood because I didn’t get my endorphin high” is not on that list. So this holiday make sure you get to the gym or lace up your tennies for a brisk walk. And don’t forget to stay hydrated. The colder dryer weather means you need an electrolyte replacement drink to keep your cells fighting the good fight.

    I hope you found some nuggets in this article and you enjoy a simpler, more relaxed holiday season. Oh, and if you think about reaching for those angel wings, I think they are happy hanging right where they are!

    - Milena Glusac is the VP Of Marketing for Vitalyte Sports Nutrition. A former world-class distance runner and freelance sports broadcaster, Ms. Glusac learned a long time ago you can’t be perfect and trying to do so is exhausting.

  • Causes of Dehydration; Electrolyte Replacement Drinks Can Help

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    Just because the calendar month says October and the temps are starting to drop doesn’t mean we can let up on the oh so important 8 glasses a day! You’re probably scrambling to find a Halloween costume that serves dual purposes, warmth and the spook-factor. So while you’re out shopping you may want to pick up some electrolyte replacement drinks. We all know that when it is hot outside our chances of becoming dehydrated significantly increase. However, there are many other causes of dehydration other than just warm climate temperatures. Here are some to be aware of:

    Air Conditioning:

    The dried air pulls moisture from your lungs as you breathe, similar to desert temperatures. The relative humidity of air conditioned air is lower, making it dryer. As much as it feels good to crank up the AC in the office, make sure you’re doing something to combat the effect of the indoor tundra your co-workers hate you for.

    Airplane Travel:

    Low air pressure in airplanes combined with air conditioning during flight is a serious combination for dehydration. So if you order that rum and coke on a long flight make sure you have your water bottle close at hand.

    Antihistamines, Decongestants and Prescription Medications:

    We know that the fall can stir up airborne allergies. Plus those nasty colds that come with the changing temperatures may send you searching the aisles of the drugstore for some cough medicine. Antihistamines and decongestants tend to dehydrate the cells and can make us feel drowsy. If allergies and or a bug are keeping you up at night, you’d be wise to listen to your mom and have that extra bowl of chicken soup. The broth liquid will do you good! Oh and remember prescribed medications can also be dehydrating because many act as diuretics or have dehydration as a side effect.

    Altitude:

    You are really looking forward to your snowboard trip. You’ve trained hard in the gym and you’re a lean mean fighting machine. You’re determined this time you will conquer that bunny slope! You might go a little easier on yourself once you hear this. When you’re at altitude your heart rate automatically increases and your breathing increases in order to cope with the decreased oxygen levels. No matter how hard you train at sea level, once you get up to altitude your body will need time to adjust. So while you’re working a little harder than expected to ride your toe side edge, don’t worry. But do make sure after you grab an isotonic sports drink when you’re in the lodge.

    Caffeine:

    Sometimes showing up in the form of “Joe,” “Matcha,” “English Breakfast,” “Pop,” or the almighty “Macchiato,” caffeine provides us with one of those love/hate relationships. That beloved kickstart in the morning is my favorite part of the day. Oh but the slight headache after the second or third cup while at my office is not so nice. Yes we all know that caffeine is a diuretic and causes us to lose fluids. So if you like to indulge then do your kidneys a favor and increase your water intake. Ideally 8 ounces for every 4 ounces of caffeinated beverage you consume.

    Alcohol:

    I hate to tell you but your favorite concoction does have a dehydrating effect on the body. So if you’re looking to improve the look of your skin, stave off mental dullness and have better overall energy, you might want to consider drinking 8 ounces of hydrating liquid for every alcohol drink you consume. And no the cranberry juice you add to your vodka does not count as a hydrating liquid. Think water, think broths, and of course we want you to think Vitalyte. But seriously, get hydrated after a hard night out. Alcohol pulls water from the tissues and directly affects the stomach, liver and brain. And we want you to keep that grey matter functioning on all twelve cylinders!

    Low-Carb Diets:

    When you eliminate carbs from your diet you tend to lose weight. Well here’s what really happens. Carbs and fluids are stored in your cell. So when you take out the carbs you tend to lose water as well. Plus often times on low-carb diets people decrease their intake of fruit, which offers a good source of liquid. We’re sorry to break it to you but if you are following a low-carb diet you will want to surely increase your liquid intake. While a few pounds might go back on the scale, it’s just water and that is a good thing!

    Exercise:

    It’s great for lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, and combating your risk of diseases such as diabetes. But before you hit the trail, court or studio, make sure you bone up on H20. Not only does the sweat you’re about to have account for water loss, but so does the engine rev you’re about to give your body. The increased demand on your muscles, heart, lungs and cells all call for fluid, fluid, fluid. Oh and don’t be so quick to grab a green juice or freshly squeezed fruit juice to help you cool down post-workout. The high potassium and high sugar content doesn’t create the isotonic environment your cells need in order for fluid to be rapidly absorbed. We suggest spring water, distilled water with electrolytes added, or ideally Vitalyte.

    Well there you have it. I hope you’re motivated to keep hydrated. If you’d like to know more about our formulas please visit www.Vitalyte.com. And do have a safe and fun Halloween!

  • Staying Hydrated with Vitalyte’s Isotonic Electrolyte Formula

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    Whether you are a seasoned professional, rising star or just learning the game, golf is a sport that leaves its enthusiasts hooked and even its masters intrigued at times. Of all the sports I have played in my life, nothing offers reprieve from a long work day like golf. It is also my ideal way to spend a sunny Saturday! I think the balance between artistry and athleticism, calmness and confidence is what makes the game so interesting to me. One small adjustment in your grip or a slight change to your stance can be the difference between a stellar drive or the dreaded, belted out, “fore.” And the pros make it all look so simple! So unrehearsed. So fluid. But as with any virtuoso, even the best have off days. The paint colors look drab on the canvas. The notes sound harsh. The hook carries everything into the rough. Sometimes that balance between beauty and brawn, quiet and conviction seems to swing too far in one direction. And it could be the smallest thing that throws the equilibrium into a tailspin. A bad night’s sleep, slight dehydration, too much mental chatter or that pesky cold that’s been knocking at your door can all be factors. And when you’re at the 19th, reflecting on the recent round, sometimes you just can’t pinpoint why you couldn’t keep the slice at bay. That’s the great thing about golf that makes us all come back for more. The slight allure you just can’t put your finger on. I think for me it’s the lesson in knowing sometimes it’s ok to not understand why things didn’t go the way you wanted them to. I know I simply enjoy playing and will continue to do so.

    Milena Glusac is a 3 time US National Champion in running. She also played tennis at the University of Oregon, where she graduated with her Master’s Degree. She is the VP of Marketing for Vitalyte Sports Nutrition, has written columns and blogs for on-line sporting publications, and provides color commentary for track and field on television. And when she’s not working, you will find her staying hydrated with Vitalyte’s isotonic electrolyte formula so she can play a good front nine!

  • Triphase Pre Workout Drink was Designed with Three Stages in Mind

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    They say there are stages in our life we will go through. You must remember them well. The frozen yogurt “addiction” that made you stop every day on your way home from work. You had memorized every topping the shop offered. That period of time you used so much gel and hairspray in your locks your mother forbade you to enter into any drugstore within a fifty mile radius. And you surely can’t forget the grunge phase. All you owned were torn t-shirts and you almost dropped out of college to move to Seattle. Well we like to think we have a more balanced “phase” to throw your way. Triphase pre workout drink was designed with three stages in mind: Muscle prep, sustained energy during workout, and amino acids to begin the recovery process. While these steps are a far cry from a medium berry vanilla swirl with chocolate chips on top, we are pretty confident you will be happy if you make this phase part of your routine! Vitalyte is packed with essential electrolytes to assist with hydration and made in two flavors, Mandarin Orange and Watermelon, these additive-free formulas may not make you want to buy a ticket to the Great Northwest, but they will help you get your workout kickstarted. And that my friend, is a phase you can actually be proud to admit to!

  • What Kids Electrolyte Drinks are on the Market that Taste Great and are Low in Sugar

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    As the summer winds down and thoughts of warm days on the beach shift to packing school lunches, Vitalyte wants to remind you that our electrolyte replacement beverage is the perfect substitute for juice or high-sugared sports drinks. You have probably noticed there aren’t many kids electrolyte drinks on the market that taste great and are low in sugar and sodium. Vitalyte is proud to offer parents a formula you can be confident giving your child. Free from anything artificial and made with non-GMO ingredients, our formula is great during soccer half-times, while doing math homework or anytime your child needs to increase their hydration. So while you are placing that red delicious into the lunch sack, don’t forget to add some Vitalyte to the mix. While we can’t guarantee straight A’s on the next report card, we can assure your kids will love our healthy formula!

  • Our Recovery Sports Drink will Have You Back at Your Best

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    As fall approaches many of us make a commitment to shake off the lazy days of summer by spending more time in the gym, on the court, or running the trail. While we always support a re-dedication to fitness, don’t forget that recovery is often the “forgotten” component of a truly effective workout. See if your typical post workout routine includes kicking off your sneakers, grabbing your favorite adult beverage and falling asleep to some early season football, you’re probably not reaping all the workout rewards you could. It’s important within thirty minutes of completing cardio or strength training to intake both carbohydrates and protein. The carbohydrates will help replenish your glycogen stores and the protein will get to work fast repairing muscle. That’s why we created Complete Recovery. Packed with amino acids, the building blocks of protein, and a long-chain carbohydrate source to refuel effectively, this recovery sports drink will have you back at your best in no time. So next time you walk in the door and head for the refrigerator, mix up Complete Recovery before nap time sets in.

  • Vitalyte is excited to be Beau Treyz Electrolyte Replacement Drink of Choice

    Beau Treyz team vitalyteWelcome aboard the newest member of Team Vitalyte, Beau Treyz. Beau is a pro tennis player who is currently ranked number 1502 in the ATP World Rankings. The Florida resident graduated from the University of Nebraska where he was crowned the 2014 Big Ten Doubles Champion after his win at the conference finals. While a Cornhusker, Beau started his podcast, “What Do You Get?” The standout doubles player started the podcast because he wanted athletes to be seen in a new light, focusing on the person and not just their athletic accomplishments. The show has featured greats including Rich Gannon, former NFL MVP and Andrew White III from the Cleveland Cavaliers. There is a new show each week and listening in is a fantastic way to keep up with Beau’s tennis career and travels all while getting to learn some interesting facts about your favorite athletes. Vitalyte is excited to be Beau’s electrolyte replacement drink of choice.

  • Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Drink Mix, Re-Hydrate Quickly and Effectively

    electrolyte replacement drink mix If you are a tennis fan then you know there’s nothing better than summer tennis! It means lots of round robin tournaments at your club, tennis camp for the kids and of course the build up to the US Open. All of the fun also means higher temperatures will definitely be noticeable on the court! When the mercury starts to rise, you need effective hydration. That’s where Vitalyte comes in. Our electrolyte replacement drink mix powder is the ideal way to make sure you are at your best. Packed with essential electrolytes, the RDA of vitamin C and made with nothing artificial, Vitalyte’s isotonic formula was created to re-hydrate you quickly and effectively. Trusted by many of the top tennis players in the world, Vitalyte will help you keep playing at your best.

  • Celebrating the Long Days of Summer with Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement

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    Remember the last day of school before summer break started? It was usually a half-day, recess was long and you couldn’t wait until vacation began! Ninety days of pure joy were right around the corner. No homework, no school lunches and no math class! For a ten year old, there is nothing better. At Vitalyte we celebrate the long days of summer sun. While most others though are dipping their toes in sandy surf, we are busy at our headquarters working to make sure our thirsty customers get their electrolyte replacement drink when they need it most-when it’s warm outside and summer activities are keeping everyone busy! See Vitalyte is a family friendly sports beverage that contains nothing artificial and is low in sugar and sodium. Plus it tastes great. So while the kids are celebrating catching lightening bugs, you can feel confident you are giving them a drink that will keep their energy going and the smiles lasting. Happy summer from all of us at Vitalyte!

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