Let's Get Hydrated!

Occasionally I'll post products I love, and I found one I just had to share. I've used this product this past week specifically before my Pilates Reformer classes, and I have noticed a huge difference in how I feel during class and in my muscles. If you have ever taken a Reformer class, you know there is intense footwork, calf burning and hamstring strengthening excercises. I was noticing that I was cramping especially in my hamstrings too often and I was missing out on the benefits of the excercise because I had to keep stopping to stretch them out! I knew this was partly because I was activating muscles I don't use all the time, but I also guessed I just wasn't hydrated enough.

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Photo Courtesey of Laird Superfood®

Drinking 8 ounces of water and a Tbsp of this before class! I noticed that I was able to do the hamstring excercises without the nasty cramps, and didn't need to reach for water during the cardio class. There is a scientific correlation between muscle cramps and dehydration and the added 72 trace minerals from the aquamin (a marine algae) contribute along with the electrolytes to hydrate the body. This is a way better choice than gatorade, sugary coconut water with unneccessary added sugars, or even pedialyte.

Lets look at the nutrition facts of Gatorade and Hydrate side by side: