Hydration Tips to Beat the Heat

Dr Shawn Talbott is a nutritional biochemist who studies how to help people feel and perform their best. He joins the show to talk about summer hydration tips to beat the heat! He says water is important, but there are foods we can eat and ways that we can make our water ‘more hydrating’ to help keep us cool when the temperature rises. Even small amounts of dehydration can lead to problems with heat tolerance, mental focus, and energy levels, so it’s important to stay optimally hydrated.

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Some of the topics we covered…

Water is important – but there are foods we can eat and ways that we can make our water ‘more hydrating’ to help keep us cool when the temperature rises.
Even small amounts of dehydration can lead to problems with heat tolerance, mental focus, and energy levels – so it’s important to stay optimally hydrated.
1. How much water do you need – do you really need 8 glasses per day?
2. Won’t all that water make me run to the bathroom all day? What can we add to our water to enhance hydration (electrolytes, small amounts of sugar)
3. How about juice? Sparkling water? Fruit infusions?
4. What foods are the most hydrating – or dehydrating?
5. Plan your water intake – it’s easy to become dehydrated!

 

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