Research has shown that an oral hydration solution helped people retain a third of fluid they consumed over a two hour follow-up period and that they remained hydrated for over four hours.
Whether you’re a hardcore athlete or as sedentary as they come, being properly hydrated is of utmost importance and something that often gets overlooked. Leading busy lives means we sometimes forget to drink throughout the day, and before we know it, it’s nighttime and we're feeling sluggish and thirsty. Neglecting proper hydration doesn’t result in a consequence of merely feeling thirsty; it leaves us doing our bodies a huge disservice. Hydration is important for the body on so many levels.
The Benefits of a Hydrated Mind and Body
Increases Energy - Oftentimes when we feel tired during the day, it’s because we’re actually dehydrated
Protects the Nervous System - Water cushions the brain, and having enough in the body is crucial for protection of the brain and spinal cord
Regulates Temperature - Our bodies sweat as a means of cooling our body off, but when we sweat we must also replenish lost fluids with water
Helps Remove Waste - Drinking enough water is crucial to moving waste through the body quickly and efficiently
Boosts Immunity - Being hydrated ensures your mucous membranes don’t dry out, which helps keep the body more resistant to diseases and sicknesses
Increased Oxygen Flow - The better the blood flow in our body, the more efficient it runs. And the more efficient the better your calorie burn
While you don’t have to just drink plain water in order to meet your hydration goals for the day, it’s important to note that some caffeinated beverages (energy drinks, coffee and tea) are actually diuretics, which may cause you to lose water via excretion. Mixing up your hydration intake for the day between varieties of sources may be the best way to hit your goal to stay hydrated.
Water is the Single Most Critical Nutrient to Help You Stay Hydrated
Sure you can eat more food or drink more fluids but your stomach probably won’t like it and neither will your body. You see the body is a complex machine and relies on a balanced intake. And that balance includes exercise, food, water, nutrition including our favorite, HDX Hydration Mix!
When we created HDX we wanted to make sure that once HDX was in your body, you wouldn’t have to worry about upsetting your stomach. We've learned that the stomach and the body can only process so much at a time and “more" will most often times cause problems during digestion.
That’s why you won’t see us talking about more this or more that. For us it’s always been about a balanced blend of essential minerals and nutrients to keep you hydrated and to help you recover faster.
OCR is a sport in which competitors must overcome various physical challenges known as "obstacles". Much like the obstacles we face in our daily lives, these races are designed to result in mental and physical collapse.