How Can Endurance Athletes Create a Higher Heat Tolerance?
First of all lets just say we all get hot when we race.
We are using up all muscle groups to make us compete faster, both fast and slow twitch.
Let's look at why we hydrate and simplify the reasons why we elevate hydration and the look at what it does physiologically.
- Regulates body temperature -Water helps reduce friction at a cellular level.
- Creates better environment for joint lubrication
- prevents infections, urinary tract infections in particular
- proper hydration provide ease of nutrient delivery at the cell level
- improves sleep quality and cognition and mood
Our body's simple 'swamp cooler'. [We are based in AZ so that term will resonate with the locals.] More water entering into the cells reducing rubbing and also allows for a greater ability for nutrients to enter into cells and feed the engine.
We all work at a cellular level.
We could go into the significance of electrons and atoms however, we will keep it basic. The adage that our toe is connected to our ears is really true. Our cells connect and drive the machine.
On average we require 1500/ml per day of water to exist.
We can safely say that an endurance athlete requires a minimum of 30% higher volumes of fluids to compensate for lost sweat during training and racing.
The following chart is an indication of urine color and hydration/dehydration
Signs of dehydration:
- pain when urinating (UTIs)
- dry mouth, lips or eyes
- lack of concentration(1)
MOXiLIFE Nutrition™ formulates HydraMag® Magnesium to help replenish the Magnesium that is utilized by 80% of all metabolic functions, including enzyme and electrolyte functions.
Magnesium controls the amount of Sodium and Potassium the body requires at a cellular level. The high absorbing Magnesium in HydraMag® maximizes the functionality of any Sodium and Potassium that enters the system.
The chelated(Magnesium bonded to amino acids) Magnesium reduces any gastrointestinal issues commonly associated with Magnesium.
By increasing our hydration; elevating the fluids at a cellular level and increasing the utilization of the other electrolytes, reduces cellular friction. The natural aspect of Magnesium; opening up capillaries and veins allowing for greater blood flow, naturally reduces the build up of heat.
Magnesium is one of the most critical Macro minerals for keeping us cooler during hot weather and while racing and training.