How SaltStick Helped One Cyclist Eliminate Cramping and Bike from San Diego to Phoenix

How SaltStick Helped One Cyclist Eliminate Cramping and Bike from San Diego to Phoenix

As endurance junkies, we always enjoy hearing the stories of physical challenges undertaken by our customers or sponsored athletes. Whether it be 100-mile ultramarathons or across-the-country bike rides, these stories of defying physical boundaries inspire us to push our own bodies as well. On that note, we wanted to share a story with you from one of our customers. Recently, SaltStick Caps helped Glenn Shay, 64, of Phoenix, Ariz., complete a seven day bike ride across most of the Southwestern United States. Glenn’s journey: Glenn said he had always enjoyed challenging himself through cycling by setting himself goals of all types. Normally, this meant daily, small goals such as maintaining 90 rpms in a workout or achieving an 80 percent heart rate level. Sometimes, it also meant big goals… Very big goals. Like when, in 2009, he and his daughter decided to ride from Vancouver, Canada to San Diego, Calif.,...
SaltStick - Feb 12, 2016
Calcium & Endurance: Four Takeaways to Help Improve Your Racing

Calcium & Endurance: Four Takeaways to Help Improve Your Racing

This is the last week of #30SaltyDays, and we’re giving you the full scoop on calcium. While you likely know all about its importance for maintaining strong bones, you’re probably unaware of the many and diverse ways the body uses calcium for endurance success. From fat burning to muscle contraction, calcium plays a role in keeping your body moving through every arm stroke, pedal stroke, and step of training and racing. Tweet this post to enter our FASTCHEW giveaway! Calcium & Endurance: Four Takeaways to Help Improve Your Racing: http://bit.ly/1MkCoQE via @SaltStick #30SaltyDays This post is part of our #30SaltyDays summer campaign, in which we hope to educate YOU about the benefits and science behind electrolytes. Follow the campaign with the hashtag #30SaltyDays on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the SaltStick blog. We’re offering our brand new product, SaltStick FASTCHEWS, as a GIVEAWAY for participants. More information here: http://bit.ly/1Rz0avu. In this...
SaltStick - Aug 10, 2015
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sodium

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sodium

#30SaltyDays has officially begun! To kick off our four-week educational series about electrolytes, we’re beginning with a bang to discuss perhaps the most contentious of the salts: sodium. Below we provide an overview of how the body uses sodium, symptoms of sodium deficiencies, and tips for consuming enough sodium naturally in your daily diet. This post is part of our #30SaltyDays summer campaign, in which we hope to educate YOU about the benefits and science behind electrolytes. Follow the campaign with the hashtag #30SaltyDays on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the SaltStick blog. We’re offering our brand new product, SaltStick FASTCHEWS, as a GIVEAWAY for participants. More information here: http://bit.ly/1Rz0avu. Tweet this post! "Everything you wanted to know about sodium: http://bit.ly/1MfLk8C via @SaltStick #30SaltyDays" How does the body use sodium? Like all of the electrolytes we’ll discuss this summer, sodium is critically involved in many different processes in the body. Blood...
SaltStick - Jul 20, 2015
This Is Why You Don't Want to Suffer from Heatstroke

This Is Why You Don't Want to Suffer from Heatstroke

In our last blog post, we discussed the different ways in which the body is affected by heat. We concluded by warning our readers against the dangers of overheating, noting that a 1993 study advised medical professionals to monitor heatstroke victims for several months after the incident, due to its severity. You may take pause at the suggested recovery time. Several months? Isn’t this more along the lines of the recovery time needed for a broken bone? It’s a long time, yes, but researchers have examined exertional heat stroke for decades. Many, many studies have found the body experiences severe stress, which can cause issues with the nervous system, cardiovascular system, liver, muscles and even the brain. Although this blog post provides a somber look at the effects of heat stroke, it’s not meant to “scare” you out of exercising this summer. By all means, go out and enjoy the...
SaltStick - Jun 18, 2015
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