Cold Weather Hydration & Electrolyte Replenishment

Cold Weather Hydration & Electrolyte Replenishment

Cold weather brings about the common misconception that rehydration during exercise isn't as important as during hot weather. While it's true that typical sweat losses are reduced in cooler weather, the additional clothing worn during winter sports actually contributes to significant fluid and electrolyte loss via sweat. Cold weather studies at the University of New Hampshire, in fact, confirm an increased risk for dehydration. 
“People just don’t feel as thirsty when the weather is cold,” says Robert Kenefick, UNH associate professor of kinesiology. “When they don’t feel thirsty, they don’t drink as much, and this can cause dehydration.” Robert Kenefick’s cold weather study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, had participants exercise on treadmills in cold chambers and found the participant’s thirst sensation to be reduced by as much as 40 percent. Kenefick concluded that this result is due to our bodies naturally decreasing outward...
SaltStick - Dec 25, 2020
Join our 2021 Sweater Crew!

Join our 2021 Sweater Crew!

Calling all SaltStick lovers – NOW is your time to shine! Our 2021 Sweater Crew is growing, and we want to make sure you have the chance to apply! The Sweater Crew is our diverse team of athletes and ambassadors, inspired by our commitment to breaking a sweat. This tight-knit group is meant for people who love their sports, their communities, and SaltStick. SCROLL DOWN TO APPLY! Who are we looking for? We are looking to expand our roster of athletes and ambassadors who can take SaltStick to new heights. In addition to living in the US, the requirements are simple! ATHLETES - You love getting out there and working up a sweat in any sport COMMUNITY MEMBERS - You're happiest when with your people (in-person and online) SALTSTICK FANS - You love SaltStick! You don’t need to be an Olympic-level athlete to join the team (although that wouldn’t hurt!)....
SaltStick - Nov 20, 2020
Four Ways Exercise Helps Reduce Stress Levels

Four Ways Exercise Helps Reduce Stress Levels

Across the world, it has been a stressful time, and no doubt you have felt overwhelmed for a moment or two. Amid uncertain times, the best path forward is to recognize what you can and cannot control, and focus on managing what is in your power to change. Additionally, exercise is one of the best therapies for anxiety, lowering stress hormones and releasing feel-good endorphins. Experts agree 1-2 hours of exercise--away from your computer and social media feeds--can do wonders for your mood. Here’s how. Exercise gives you a mental break Collectively, we are juggling a lot these days, all within a background of constant uncertainty. Thinking about the unknowns can add unnecessary stress, but a hard workout can provide a positive distraction from life’s demands. In fact, exercise can be thought of as a type of meditation in motion, offering temporary relief from the endless playback loop in our...
SaltStick - Jun 30, 2020
Six Tips for Training in the Summer Heat

Six Tips for Training in the Summer Heat

Summer is upon us, and along with it, tough conditions for exercising in the heat. To help ward off the risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, as well as maximize your overall workout, safety is paramount when heading outdoors. This week, we reached out to a handful of SaltStick fans and athletes who live in the Southwestern U.S., where the temperatures regularly exceed 100°F/38°C, for their tips on exercising in the heat. Here’s what they had to say. Tip 1: Plan, plan, plan “Create a route where you know it is covered with shady spots, water fountains to hydrate so you can avoid falling victim to overheating. One fun idea is to time your morning run when the local park sprinklers are going off (or your neighborhood) to do some interval work by running through the sprinklers, timing the hard intervals between the sprinklers and your recovery running in...
SaltStick - Jun 18, 2020
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