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Weekly Walk – Run – Bike
August 19, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Calling all members who want to join up with other members on a consistent basis to either walk, run or bike! It’s simple, just show up in the SALT Health lobby on Friday’s at 8:25 a.m., receive a training tip and join others who share your passion.
Here is this week’s training tip, “Hydration After Workout” from Timothy Steen, our Registered Dietitian and Run Coach:
Rehydrating after your walk, run or bike workout is important for recovery and reducing muscle fatigue. Which drink you choose to rehydrate depends on these factors:
- Workout duration
- Workout intensity
- Sweat rate
- Weather (temperature)
For workouts in cooler temperatures lasting under an hour, I recommend rehydrating with either water or coconut water. Water alone is enough to rehydrate your cells under these conditions.
For workouts in hot weather lasting under an hour, I recommend rehydrating with coconut water or an electrolyte sports drink. Coconut water is rich in potassium, of which most people don’t get enough.
For workouts in mild or hot weather lasting over an hour, and especially for those who are prone to sweating, I recommend rehydrating what an electrolyte drink. A simple electrolyte powder is a good option for adding to your own water bottle. For these longer runs it’s also important to rehydrate during the workout by carrying either a handheld water bottle, hydration pack, or setting up an “aid station” for yourself along your course.