Electrolytes - What's the Deal?

It's hot out there, really hot. Your running group stops to get water, everyone pulls out their electrolyte tablets, wait what am I missing out on?!

Electrolytes are really important to consider to keep your body running as smoothly as possible. Many bodily functions depend on electrolytes so we want to keep a consistent and adequate supply of these nutrients. The classic time to reach for electrolytes is when you experience muscle cramping. Just like we hydrate before we feel thirsty, it is important to replenish electrolytes before, during, and after working out. Popular options include taking electrolyte tablets, like the ones shown in the image. Important things to consider are the temperatures you are working out in, the length of time and intensity of the workout, personal fitness level and body weight also can impact your dosage. For Hammer Endurolytes they recommend taking one dose 30-60 minutes prior to exercise, each hour during exercise, and one dose immediately following exercise. Also featured is Nuun and Nuun Plus. These are dissolvable tablets that are great for getting a little extra from your water. Designed for before, during and after this product is great for helping you stay hydrated. Come talk with our team about getting the most from your workouts during these intense temperatures. Electrolytes is one piece to focus on, consider your nutrition and hydrate plans also. 

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