Summer is synonymous with heat. An essential function of the body is to perspire, to avoid overheating. During this process many key electrolytes are diminished. Restoring a balance back in the body through rehydration will make for quicker recovery and less injuries.

Oral rehydration solutions, such as the infamous lemon-lime beverage we all grew up on, provide both fuel and hydration.

In the event this thirst quenching drink is not available you can make your own! Fill a 1 liter container with water. Add 6-8 teaspoons of honey or agave nectar, if you’re on the road 1 packet of sugar usually is equivalent to 1 teaspoon. Then add 3/4 teaspoon of table salt. This solution can keep in the refrigerator for one week.

Solid food alternatives are any fluid rich fruit such as watermelon , grapes or melons accompanied by a small handful of pretzels.