In summer, many questions arise, such as:
Cold drinks cool the body!
- Why don't you have an appetite in summer?
- Cool or cold drinks after or during the run?
This is a rumor and is not correct
. It's generally better if you only drink warm drinks when it's hot, because they make you sweat easily. Because the body cools down through the slight sweating without putting a strain on the circulatory system. When you eat something ice cold your body tries to do the exact opposite, it wants to equalize the temperature and that makes you sweat even more.
For example, mineral water at room temperature
that contains sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc is particularly suitable. However, lukewarm fruit tea is also recommended, as well as diluted fruit and vegetable juices in a 1:1 mixture. Other alternatives are cocoa or low-fat milk.
Drink a lot before running or drink in small sips while running?
The body normally loses about 1-2 liters of fluid per day, and if you exercise on a hot day, that amount even triples. When ambient temperatures are particularly high, running increases core body temperature, and in order for it to cool down, the body sweats more and the heart is put under strain.
It's best to drink about 2 liters of water before running
, but don't drink it all at once. It is better to drink the water sip by sip, because that way the body can absorb the liquid better. If you drink too quickly, it will be excreted unused. Usually, you only need to drink while running if your workout lasts over an hour.
Headache in muggy weather
With muggy betting, the sweat can hardly or not evaporate at all and the drops remain on the skin. The principle of evaporative cooling can no longer take effect and the result is: lack of fluids, headaches, tiredness, nausea, dizziness, lack of concentration and even circulatory collapse. The body then simply needs longer to recover from the heat.
What can you do if you don't have an appetite due to the heat?
Here help: watery fruit such as watermelon and vegetables and chicken or vegetable broth. Especially when it is hot, you should keep in mind what applies all year round: Eat lots of fruit and vegetables and little fat and protein so that the circulation is not strained. In short, you should eat whole foods!