Hot temperatures can lead to potentially dangerous running conditions if you don’t hydrate properly. Not only do you run the risk of not being able to finish your workout, but more importantly you risk severe cramping and dehydration if your body isn’t fueled properly before and during your run. Below are some tips to help you hydrate properly.
Since you sweat the most during the first part of your run, it is best to consume most of your water about a half hour before and continue right up to your run. You don’t want to drink so much that your stomach hurts but you will want to be hydrated from the start to combat all the electrolytes, sodium, and potassium you are sweating out. Come on, think like a camel!
As you are running and after your run you will want to continue hydration to replace the electrolytes you have lost. If you drink water, we recommend not drinking filtered water because it won’t do much more than wet your palate with all the minerals filtered out. The best hydration for runners isn’t your typical sugary sports drink but a healthy alternative such as Nuun electrolyte enhanced drink tabs.
Simply put, “Nuun turns water into a refreshing sports hydration drink without sugar.”
Nuun is really popular with runners and athletes right now because it is a natural way to enhance water with the electrolytes your body needs, all with just 3 calories. When you compare to typical sports drinks Nuun is a no brainer.
So make sure you properly hydrate before, during, and after your run to get the most out of your workout and save yourself from cramping and dehydration. Stop by the store to pick up some Nuun today – your water and body will thank you.