Not in Sandy, Oregon, the deadly summer sun is shooting its heat rays again. Do you know the signs of de-hydration? The heat claims the lives of many spry athletes every year. A person can train for cold or train for elevation, but no one can train for fluid loss–fluids must be replaced. Here is a link to my 5 Deadly signs of Heat Exhaustion. If you don’t know the signs of heat exhaustion, I urge you to read it. It could save your life.
Thank goodness drinking water or juices isn’t the only way the way to replenish fluids.
I addition to drinking water, eating wet foods alleviates fatigue, headaches and muscle aches brought on by dehydration. Here are some excellent re-hydration foods.
The term "natural" is applied to many foods, but does not have a consistent meaning. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
- Cucumbers (97% H20)
- Zucchini (95% water)
- Eggplant (92% water)
Weird Bonus Food you Probably didn’t cosider:
- Warm Soup. Any watery broth based soup is good–clam chowder would not be so good.
I’m writing a post about electrolyte imbalance/post run nasties. I suffered from a mild case after a 9 mile run a few weeks ago. I was NOT dehydrated. I had plenty of water. I lost something else. Luckily, I discovered an easy fix.