How To Improve Exercise Performance With Electrolytes
For most people, starting an exercise routine can feel like a workout on its own. We all have good intentions, but let’s be honest…sometimes it’s just hard to start a new routine and stick with it, especially when we don’t see or feel a difference right away. But we are here to remind you that new habits are possible! We have some helpful hacks to share with you along the way to support you and your wellness journey.
As you may know, we specialize in hydration and we know that staying hydrated plays a much larger role in someone’s fitness journey than one might think. But did you know that hydration can impact other parts of your life as well? It can play a role in everything from the way you feel to even the way you look. That’s why electrolytes are so important, regardless of your exercise or athletic training level.
Today we are going to discuss daily hydration and how to make sure you are getting your electrolytes, as well as touching on the importance of hydration during exercise.
However, instead of listing all of the benefits of electrolytes and hydration, we thought we would switch things up a bit by hearing from someone who regularly uses our products and is currently on her own fitness journey. Let’s see what Jess Suchan (@bodyblissbyjess), a holistic wellness coach from Los Angeles, CA has to say about electrolytes and hydration.
This one hack can level-up your exercise performance, improve energy and prevent a gnarly hangover. 🙌 I've been adding Ultima Replenisher (@goultima) electrolytes to my water for years now and if you're a friend or client then you know how obsessed I am!
I used to think electrolytes were meant for hardcore athletes but now I realize that is SO not true. 🏋️♀️ Here are some reasons to add them into your routine 👇
- HYDRATE! 💦 Most people are chronically dehydrated. If you frequently lick your lips or your throat is constantly dry, these are signs you need more water. Other signs: low energy, lethargy, dry, dull skin, blurry vision, feeling dizzy or just not peeing very often (NOT an issue for me! 🤣)
- REPLENISH. 😓 Key minerals are lost when you sweat so it's important to re-up them and straight water won't cut it (Ultima Replenisher is a perfect balance of 6 electrolytes + trace minerals). I always throw a scoop of the raspberry into an ice cold water before & after movement (strength training, brisk walks or circuit training) and keep the travel packets on me when I'm exercising outside or out on a warm day! 🏃♀️
- PREVENT A 2 DAY HANGOVER! 🥂 Alcohol dehydrates which is one of the main reasons you experience a hangover. 😫 Whenever my BF and I have a boozy date night or go wine tasting, we make sure to carry the travel sticks with us & have a packet right before a drink, in the middle of the evening and before bed. 🛌 They taste amazing & instantly give us a perk of energy so it's easy to remember. PLUS they're sugar-free and when you're not running marathons, you don't need the 10-11 grams of sugar that comes in a lot of electrolyte powders out there.
About Jess Suchan
Jess Suchan also helps many individuals in the LA area as they embark on their own fitness journey. As a holistic wellness coach, she not only uses Ultima on a daily basis for herself, but suggests the sugar-free electrolyte powder mixes to her clients as a healthier alternative to sugary electrolyte drinks. She focuses on healthy eating and healthy swaps, including replacing any sugary drinks or sodas with Ultima instead.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of electrolytes and the role they play in hydration, check out some of our other blogs on healthy hydration. Or even better, if you want to try some delicious drinks, check out our popular recipes, including the Cherry Pom Tiki, which is zero sugar AND low carb, that makes for a healthy, hydrating soda alternative using grape, orange and lemon Ultima Replenisher flavors.