Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer Deplete

With the newest heat wave here in NY, it is important to make sure not to become electrolyte-deficient. The combination of heat and humidity throughout the day, and our regular yoga, pilates, spin, or fitness routines that bring on the sweat can lead to depletion. While it is important to stay hydrated with water, be mindful of the electrolyte deficient symptoms. If you are experiencing cramping, spasms, fatigue, nausea, confusion, or muscle fatigue, you may be in need of electrolyte replacement. Beneficial electrolytes like magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium are the ones we want to look out for. If you are not keeping foods rich in electrolytes in your regular diet, sometimes you can get packs/powders that you can add to your water bottles, or drink coconut water. Be good to you!

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