Mom Knows Best : Summer Hydration Tips For Runners & A Giveaway

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Summer Hydration Tips For Runners & A Giveaway


The weather outside is hot and hydration is important when exercising.


   I just recently started running again and I am finally able to run five miles. My recent running goals are to increase my speed and distance. Summer has arrived and the temperatures are rising here. This means I have to adjust the time of day when I run. I used to run in the afternoon and now I have to get up early like 7 AM. The temperature at 7 AM is still warm but a whole lot cooler than in the afternoon. I also have to adjust my liquid intake and the type of liquids that I drink in the summer as I don't want to get dehydrated from running. I am going to share with my favorite ways to stay cool and hydrated while you exercise in the summer heat.

Run early in the morning or later in the evening.
 Choose a time that best works for your schedule but run when the temperatures are cooler. For me, that means getting out for my run at 7:00 AM as by 8:00 AM the temperatures start to climb.

Wear light clothes.
 I like to wear shorts and a tank top when I go running. I wear a lightweight tank top or a nylon shirt as those keep me cooler.


Drink a hydration drink before or after running.
 Your body needs plenty of water in the summer and when you exercise in the heat you sweat more and lose not only fluid but also essential minerals like sodium and potassium. I like to give my body those minerals before I run so I don't dehydrate while running. I discovered a natural 3-1 hydration drink that not only gives me important electrolytes but also energy and my daily vitamins. My Sport Oxylent 3-1 Supplement Drink is loaded with amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. I like to mix up my supplement with at least 8 ounces of water. This drink has a delicious blueberry taste and contains no sugar, caffeine or GMOS. This supplement transforms my boring water into a fizzy effervescent drink. Did you know that an effervescent drink offers greater and faster absorption than pills? So I get my daily vitamin and hydration at the same time, very cool!

Run past water sources.
 I always plan my run by parks that have drink fountains and/sprinklers. That way I don't have to carry heavy water bottles that slow me down. There is a park a couple miles from my house that has a drinking fountain, so I make that my turn around point after I drink some water. If I find sprinklers on while I am running, I make sure to run through them to get a great cool down. If you don't have any water sources on your paths then bring with some water in a backpack style water pouch or one that attaches to your waist. It is important to drink 3-8 ounces of water every 15-20 minutes when exercising. Then drink at least 8 -16 ounces of water when you are done exercising.

Start slower
 When it is hot out your body has to work harder so take it easy and don't overdo it on hot days.

Know the signs of dehydration.
 It is important to drink water before you get thirsty as thirst is an indication of early dehydration. Here are some signs that you body needs more water:

                               Headache
                               General fatigue
                               Dizziness
                               Nausea
                              An increase in body temperature
                              Weakness
                              Muscle cramps


Exercise indoors.
If you are able to exercise indoors on hot days then do so. This would be a great time to visit a gym, roller rink, rock climbing place, or ice skating rink.



  Hydration is important for all ages during the summer and not just limited to people who are exercising. It is important to drink plenty of liquids on hot days. Fruit is another excellent way to get water into your body. Oxylent makes several delicious products to help all ages stay hydrated. My kids love the delicious Bubbly Berry Punch flavor when they drink the Children's Oxylent Multivitamin supplement drink. On days that I am not running, I enjoy the Sparkling Mandarin flavor of the Oxylent Multivitamin supplement drink. Oxylent also makes it easy to take your supplement drink on the go with their Sparkling Pomegranate flavor. My favorite Oxylent product is the Sport 3-in-1 drink, I just love the Blueberry Burst flavor and it keeps me hydrated while I run on hot days. All these products are sweetened with stevia and loaded with vitamins, and minerals. These drinks also contain no sugar, gluten, dairy, soy, caffeine, or anything artificial. The effervescent fizz of the drinks not only makes for a great fizzy drink but it helps the body absorb the nutrients faster.


Which Oxylent Supplement drink would you enjoy this summer to stay hydrated?


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Giveaway
I have a prize pack filled with wonderful Oxylent products to giveaway to one of my readers. This lucky person will win a package that contains the following and is worth $90.00:

1 Canister of Oxylent Adult, 1 Box of Sport Oxylent, 1 Box of Children’s’ Oxylent, 
1 travel size pack of Oxylent (7 servings) a Sports Blender Bottle, and Oxylent lip balm and swag.

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Chances of winning giveaway depends on number of entries. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified within 24 hours of end of contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Sponsor is responsible for shipping out prize. Void where prohibited

"These opinions are mine and I received samples of PARA'KITO bands to facilitate this post." 


72 comments:

  1. These are great tips. I take my walks in the morning or evening when it's cooler.

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  2. I want to try the Sport Oxylent.

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  3. I would like to try the Sport Oxylent because I need a boost in energy

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  4. I would like to try the Sparkling Mandarin flavor.

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  5. I'd like to try the Variety pack of Multi Vitamin Oxylent to find out which flavor tastes best.

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  6. I would like to try the Children’s Oxylent.

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  7. Would like to try the Sport Oxylent. nathankyle1707@yahoo.com

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  8. I'd like to try the Sparkling Mandarin flavor! Yum!

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  9. Would like to try the Sport Oxylent.

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  10. All of these sound so awesome. I would love to try the Sport Oxylent – 30-serving Canister!

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  11. I would love to try the Blueberry Burst Sport Oxylent for extra endurance and I love berry flavor!

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  12. The sport oxylent would be great for my training! Thank you for this great offer. I know I would love the berry flavor!

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  13. The Children's Oxylent looks great!

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  14. I have just started a fitness program and I would love to try the Blueberry Burst Sport Oxylent

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  15. I'd love to try the 5 in 1 sparking berries flavour ;) <3

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  16. I would like to try Award-Winning Daily Multivitamin Drink --this is a new company to me, sounds good

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  17. Yes! Hydration is so important all the time, but especially in the warmer months. I also like infusing my waters with fruits like lemons and berries, it makes it taste better and adds vitamins!

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  18. Great tips! I would love to try the Blueberry Burst Sport Oxylent!

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  19. I would love to try the Oxylent 30 count variety pack.

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  20. "Start slower." YESSSSSS. I think people forget this rule and then they overextend too quickly.

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  21. What a great giveaway :) My husband is a runner and could really use this!

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  22. Hydration is so important, especially before a workout! What a great giveaway, by the way.

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  23. I try to do my exercise indoors during the summer months. I can't take the heat.

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  24. I would love to try the sport oxylent!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  25. Awesome! goodluck to everyone entering!
    I would love to try the sport oxylent!

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  26. Keeping hydrated is so important, people tend to forget that vital part. I'd like to try the Blueberry Burst Sport Oxylent

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  27. The 5 in 1 sparkling berries flavour sounds delicious , I agree starting off slower is the best policy.

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  28. Such an awesome post and looks like I want to try the Sport Oxylent.

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  29. Great giveaway perfect for the summer season there in the US. I am not much into power drinks, I am good with water alone. :)

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  30. Its very important to stay hydrated. I have read up on runners who have died from dehydration. I wish everyone remembers that.

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  31. Such great tips, especially coming up to summer. Love that you included symptoms of dehydration.

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  32. So many products like this on the market, I appreciate your review, so I can either try it or skip it!

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  33. It's nice to still be active during the summer, but it can also be risky. It's good to run during the "safer" hours of the day, like you said, morning or night. It's also important to have a water bottle with you at all times! I love the tips, they are tried and tested!

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  34. Hydration is very important. I din;t run, but I walk and I usually do this later in the evening because it's cooler.

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  35. I'd like to try the Children’s Oxylent great Bubbly Berry Punch taste that kids love without sugar; sweetened with pure stevia.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  36. Much prefer swimming when its warm.... that being said I don't particularly like any form of exercise. Thanks for the top tips.

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  37. I'd like to try the children's multivitamins.

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  38. Last week, one of my friend's teenagers actually fainted and had several issues her doctor said was dehydration. She's a runner and very active. I love the fun flavors and natural sugars.

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  39. These are really great! My husband works outside and he is always looking for tips to stay hydrated.

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  40. Awesome tips! I have never tried or even heard of this brand, so I am highly interested in learning more!

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  41. I'd like to try the adult and kids drinks. Also the children's multivitamins would be useful to try.

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  42. Working outside in the Alabama heat, this would be up my alley! It would great for the kids to have while playing outside too.

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  43. I'd like to try The Sport Oxylent 3-in-1 Comprehensive Powder. It helps with sustaining energy, giving you stamina and assists with recovery after exercising. It has no sugar and has Stevia as the sweetener instead. I like the Blueberry Burst because it's fun drinking blue drinks.

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  44. I love to see that they have this for kids too. My girls and I are outside often, so something like this would be great for us.

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  45. I like to get my walks in first thing in the morning. I also make sure I carry plenty of water for myself and the dogs.

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  46. It is very important to keep hydrated during summer especially if you are a runner. Nice supplements!

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  47. It is very important to stay hydrated as a runner. I know in the Georgia heat I have to do the same.

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  48. It is summer and the heat is so exhausting! Stay hydrated so you can run well.

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  49. Keep safe during summer. I know a lot of people suffered form heat stroke, most of them are runners.

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  50. I never thought about running past public water sources. That is such a smart tip!

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  51. I love that there are so many options. It def. makes sense to know them too, you want to stay hydrated when you're running.

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  52. I'd love to try the children's and sport Oxylent. One of the kids got too hot the other day and I made her drink plenty of water. Keeping this with us at all times to sip on would be a great idea and way to stay hydrated.

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  53. I would like to try the Children's Oxylent. My daughter can always use a boost.

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  54. Great tips! I'm preggo so not running but I am trying to get plenty of approved exercise and I know keeping hydrated is a MUST.

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  55. These are some great tips!!! Staying hydrated when it's hit is so important

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  56. Not heard of oxylent before I need to check it out. Such lovely tips

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  57. I would love to try the Sport Supplement Drink!
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

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  58. Multi Vitamin Oxylent would be something I'd like to try or the Sport Supplement Drink. Thanks very much!

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  59. I would really like to try the Prenatal Oxylent!

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  60. nice! i always have water beside anywhere near me. sounds like a good product

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  61. i drink water a lot. my mom used to make sure my brother and i drank it all the time when growing up and i think it just stuck with me. that mandrin flavor sounds great.

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  62. Congratulations on being able to run again! I bet it must feel great to be doing something you are passionate about. These drink mixes sound interesting, I've never heard of them before. Thanks for sharing!

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  63. Hydration is so very important for runners especially in these very hot months

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  64. I would like to try the Sport Oxylent in Blueberry Burst because it provides a vitalizing boost in energy.
    Georgiana

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  65. I would love to try the Oxylent – 30 Day Supply

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  66. I would like the Sport Oxylent to energize my gym workouts.

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  67. I would like the Children's Oxylent for my nephew.

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  68. I would like to try the Children's Oxylent for my daughter.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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