Stay Healthy and Hydrated with SOS
SOS is an electrolyte drink that helps the hydration process during strenuous activity or when recovering from exercise. After a workout, replacing fluids is essential to maintaining good health. Healthy levels of fluids in the body are important because sweating causes the loss of fluids and may negatively affect the neural system. SOS hydrates your body three times quicker than by simply drinking water. For optimum performance and recovery, you should drink approximately 500 mL of water with one or two scoops of the SOS electrolyte formula.
How to Stay Hydrated
Drinking water is important throughout the year, especially as temperatures rise and our perspiration also increases. However, when the weather gets colder, and especially now during the pandemic, (Also Read: Hydrate Your Way to a Stronger Immune System) we tend to rely more on indoor training and may not be as conscious of the need to remain hydrated. In order to avoid dehydration while indoors, drinking 16 to 25 ounces (approx. 473mL – 739mL) of water with the SOS electrolyte formula a few hours before working out allows your body to prepare for intense sweating.
Training outside in colder weather or longer sessions, and perhaps wearing more, layered clothing, may require even more fluid intake. The SOS formula helps high performance, quick recovery, as well as contribute to an overall sense of well-being. The sodium in SOS aids the body in absorbing and retaining fluids in the body. Adding SOS to water can also help fight illness, gastrointestinal issues, and daytime fatigue. For better health during these uncertain times, SOS should be added to your first glass of water in the morning and continued as you hydrate throughout the day.
Replacing fluids after workout
After a tough workout with heavy perspiration, the body needs to replace fluids and sodium. SOS is engineered to maximise this essential recovery period. Immediately after working out, when you may be most thirsty, it’s important to remember that excess water intake is not necessarily beneficial. The key to excellent health is balance. Your body naturally maintains a balance of fluids and electrolytes as long as you consistently provide it with the basic elements of good nutrition. However, drinking water in excess may eventually dilute the amount of electrolytes and increase the water weight in your body which may create negative health and poor performance.
“The key to excellent health is balance.”
Another factor in maintaining good health is listening to your body. Thirst helps you balance your fluid levels. SOS in your water as part of a dietary routine will help preserve that balance when it’s cold and you’re not thirsty or when your body is fighting a viral infection. Urine colour is another sign from your body. The regular practice of monitoring the colour of your urine can help maintain balance. Clear urine can indicate good hydration levels while darker shades mean you should drink more water.
Everyone needs water, but active, busy people need to add electrolytes to their daily diet. The average body loses water while sleeping, through exhalation, perspiration and urination. Athletes and individuals that work out regularly will lose significantly more fluids than the average person. For those with more intense training regimes, more fluid intake may be necessary: a 16 ounces (approx. 473mL) of water with 2 scoops of SOS about 60 – 90 minutes prior to a workout. The extra sodium helps absorption of fluids during training.
The SOS formula can help everyone achieve their health and fitness goals, from the average person without a demanding exercise routine to enhancing the training and performance of an elite athlete.