SAN DIEGO — Students are returning back to school and sports. And they’re facing intense heat, as well as the challenge of staying hydrated. Sports Nutritionist and competitive runner Pam Nisevich Bede joins our Laura Cavanaugh to share essential information about the importance of hydration.
Hydration helps our bodies function optimally. According to recent estimates, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. So it’s crucial to recognize the signs of dehydration and the steps people should like to rehydrate.
Initial signs of dehydration include fatigue, headaches, dizziness, irritability and muscle cramps.
“Thirst is not always the best indicator of dehydration,” said Nisevich Bede. “So we don’t always want to rely on whether or not we’re thirsty to start adding in hydration. Instead, when we start feeling just a little bit off, maybe feeling a little bit fatigued, just add in a hydration break.”
Adding in a science-based electrolyte drink, like Pedialyte, is a great strategy. It is designed for fast and effective hydration with three key electrolytes for hydration – sodium, chloride and potassium.
Pedialyte comes in sport liters, powder packs and freezer pops to help replenish more of what you may lose due to excessive heat and exercise. If you hydrate, you’ll feel better faster.
For more information, visit www.pedialyte.com
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