Summer Hydration Facts & Tips

Summer Hydration Facts & Tips

Hello Summer!  People are getting out again for the beach, exercise, and travel. So let’s do it, but remember, getting out into the heat increases sweat production. Evaporation of sweat is the body’s key mechanism for staying cool in hot environments. Since water helps regulate body temperature, staying hydrated on hot days protects your body.  Maintaining ideal hydration levels typically requires an increase in fluid consumption and the addition of sodium and potassium to replace electrolytes lost in the sweat. Bala helps replace those necessary electrolytes, while contributing to rehydration.

Hydration for Athletes

If you are an athlete, then you know constant exercise with even mild dehydration can degrade your performance up to 2 to 3 percent. Add in the loss of electrolytes, and muscle functionality degrades into physical fatigue. Bala’s blend of electrolytes, along with three inflammation-busting enzymes can return you to optimal performance.

Sugar-Free Hydration

Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to grab a drink and please don’t reach for a soda, or any sugar-loaded sports drink. Choosing beverages with no added sugars is a no-brainer! Adding Bala can save you from endless cups of tasteless water. Just grab it today. And tomorrow. And the next day even!

Good Hydration leads to Healthy Digestion

Water also plays a role in digestion. Much of your body is made of water so staying hydrated helps your body digest food easier. Bala’s two digestive enzymes helps keep you hydrated and assists with digestion.  

Why Some People May Have a Harder Time Staying Hydrated

In a recent study, it was found that poor hydration was associated with higher body mass index (BMI) in adults. Researchers speculated that individuals who are classified as obese on the BMI charts may have a harder time staying hydrated — the more you weigh the more water you need — and so you may be more likely to eat when you are actually thirsty. If you are someone who eats a lot of carb-filled processed or junk food then feeling constantly thirsty can be one of the consequences of your diet. Carbohydrates absorb more water than fat or protein. Since you are taking in more carbs, it will absorb the water in your body and you will feel the constant need to head to the bathroom. This will eventually make you thirsty and dehydrated. Drinking Bala is ideal for you, because it has zero sugars and zero carbs. Bala is refreshingly filling while helping you reduce your sugar and carb consumption.

Tips for Optimal Summer Hydration

So here are the simple tips for summer. Let’s stay hydrated. Let thirst be your guide, or you can use the general recommendation to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day, more if it’s hot outside or you are exercising. The rule of thumb is everybody is different and our bodies are not one size fits all. When it comes to hydration there are many factors from perspiration to food choice to medications that play a role. You know your body best. Remember, by the time you feel thirsty, you may already be slightly dehydrated. When you are dehydrated you may gulp down water for several seconds and while you feel satisfied, at that point your blood is not rehydrated yet: it usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes. So, take a breath, then drink more. Listening to your body when it comes to thirst is important because dehydration interferes in the normal electrolyte balance of your system. Drinking Bala can replenish the lost electrolytes and maintain your hydration balance. 

Just remember: BALA = BALANCE