Oh summer time! It reminds you of the days when you couldn’t wait for school to be done for the year! It meant 90 days of freedom from math, science and report cards. Long sunny days would now be filled with plenty of bike riding, water gun fights and trips to the local convenience store to stock up on gum, candy and all other necessities a ten year old needs. When June 1 hits the calendar we all seem to dive into the season with wide-eyed optimism and a fully engaged short-term memory when it comes to recalling last year’s dabochal. Who could forget that scorching sunburn that cost you those valuable office “sick days?” That friendly neighborhood backyard barbecue wars that didn’t wind up ending so cordially? Or how about when you thought is was a good idea to host your nephew for a week so your brother and sister-in-law could have a quiet vacation? Let’s face it, the days of the “ten year old summer” are behind us and sometimes our good intentions get the best of us when we are blindsided by nostalgia. While we don’t have a suggestion on how to best make amends with the guy at the end of the cul-de-sac, we do have a few ideas on how to beat the summer heat this year with the best electrolyte drink for summer hydration.
Tip 1- drink an electrolyte formula early and often! That means don’t wait until you are thirsty to start sipping. Did you know once you start “feeling” thirsty you are already slightly dehydrated? And we don’t like the word “slightly” when it comes to dehydration!
Tip 2- carry a stocked water bottle with you. Whether you prefer a BPA free plastic bottle, reusable glass bottle or a nifty stainless steel canister, fill it with water, ice and some Vitalyte and bring it with you throughout your day. P.S. we love the fact you are making the green effort!
Tip 3- know the “times two” rule! We know one of the great things about summer is not having to do math but believe us this is a calculation you will want to make. For each caffeinated or dehydrating beverage you consume (coffee, green tea, black tea, wine, spirits, salty soups and broths) make sure you drink two, eight ounce glasses of water. Keep that calculator app on your phone handy!
Tip 4- if you sweat it out, you gotta add it back! Whether it’s a day on the links, an hour spin class or a hot afternoon when the AC is broken, sweating is our body’s way of helping us cool down. So help it a little more by adding much needed electrolytes back in. Mix in a scoop of Vitalyte with eight ounces of cool water when your internal thermostat rises!
Tip 5- know your limits! Maybe during cooler weather a five mile hike has you feeling a little winded but rejuvenated. However when the mercury hits ninety that same hike might not be such a great idea. It’s ok to pull back on activity when the temps soar. Or even better head inside for some time at the gym in a climate controlled environment. Just remember to listen to your body and don’t push it for the sake of sticking to your routine!
We hope we didn’t rain on your summertime parade but instead inspired you to have a safe and enjoyable few months. We can’t promise we won’t make you do any more math but we can promise you will love our product. Stay healthy and hydrated this summer!