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Outdoor, Summer Exercise Tip For The Grownups By Andrea Robbins,M.S.,HHC

July 23, 2015

Outdoor, Summer Exercise Tip

If you are participating in a high intensity, outdoor workout in the summer it is necessary to fuel yourself with electrolytes prior to beginning. If you wait until the end of the workout you may deplete your body’s stores, which can cause cramping and soreness. However, for exercise lasting under an hour you can replenish your body once you are done. While keeping hydrated is important, avoid sugar-laden, high-calorie sports and energy drinks. Lost electrolytes can be replaced with whole foods, including coconut water, bananas, celery, bell peppers, and nuts and seeds. Drink 8 oz. of water every 20 minutes of outdoor activity.

 

Andrea Robbins,M.S.,HHC

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