NATIONAL HYDRATION DAY | JUNE 23
The games get intense under the hot summer sun. On June 23rd, National Hydration Day reminds us to replace fluids lost in the heat of battle.
The human body contains more than 60 percent water. Maintaining that balance while training is a challenge. And doing it during the summer months is a practice that must be consistent. Becoming overheated or dehydrated can lead to heat stroke and possibly death.
You can help prevent dehydration by being hydrated before a workout even begins. This essential step goes a long way to a more effective workout. If you are under-hydrated before you start, maintaining or catching up on hydration becomes difficult once the sweating starts. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the training, too. Fluids can include sports drinks that contain electrolytes (Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, and Potassium) to replenish the essential minerals the body loses through perspiration.
For some sports, products like FuelGard™ Mouthgard and Electrolyte Tablets, offer dual benefits. It protects the athlete and provides essential electrolytes for maintaining hydration balance while the athlete trains.
After the workout, you will need to continue replenishing fluids.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL HYDRATION DAY
Whether you are an athlete or not, stay hydrated on these hot summer days. Drink plenty of fluids and make it part of your daily routine. Use #NationalHydrationDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL HYDRATION DAY HISTORY
SafeTGard Corporation founded National Hydration Day in honor of football Coach Victor Hawkins (September 1, 1964 – June 23, 2012) who invented a mouthguard that releases electrolytes to keep his players hydrated during games and practices. This day honors Coach Hawkins’ contributions to athlete health, safety, and success. SafeTGard Corporation founded the day in 2016 to increase awareness of the importance of proper hydration to athletes everywhere.
On June 21, 2016, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on June 23rd, annually.