The importance of healthy hydration

When it’s your turn to fuel your athletes, it does not need to be a daunting task.

Busy active kids and athletes need adequate hydration:

1. Fluids keep the body cool, provide electrolytes, and work to prevent dehydration.

2. Additional fluids replace electrolytes and the fluids lost through sweat.

When it comes to hydration, kids don’t always think to keep hydrated. That’s why it is important to supply flavorful beverages that kids will enjoy and are good for them. BODYARMOR Sports Drink fits the bill.

BODYARMOR is a better-for-you hydration option than traditional sports drinks. It has more electrolytes, is higher in vitamins and potassium, is lower in sodium, contains coconut water, is naturally sweetened with pure cane sugar, has natural flavors and has no colors from artificial sources. Other sports drinks can be high in sodium, low in potassium, have artificial flavors and colors with little to no nutrients. BODYARMOR is available in 9 great-tasting flavors – fruit punch, strawberry banana, orange mango, watermelon strawberry, lemonade, mixed berry, grape, tropical punch and blackout berry.

Hydration with BODYARMOR can be clean, simple, and efficient and is something that you can feel good about giving to your kids.

Proper hydration helps in:

1. Muscle efficiency and cramp prevention

2. Stabilizing your body temperature during exercise

3. Boosting brain power

4. Curbing your appetite

With summer moving right along, keep BODYARMOR cool. Your body will thank you and the colder liquid can help promote total body cooling.

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The information is not intended as medical advice.

Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

Laura Schmidt is a registered dietitian representing Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.

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