5 ways to rehydrate your young athlete naturally came about as I was searching for ways to keep my amazing young dancer hydrated without all the yucky dyes , chemicals and sugar. Being healthy is just as important to a budding dancer as spending hours learning technique. A healthy as well as hydrated body gives her more stamina to finish her lessons strong.
This post is sponsored by Body Armor. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Add in the fact that we live in the desert and hydration becomes an important topic for everyone in the house. We use these same tips from dance when our family is outside hiking or enjoying the beautiful weather. Just like I don’t want my dancer ingesting yucky stuff, I don’t want my child with autism ingesting it either. It’s just as important to me that his diet stay clean and healthy as it is that hers is as well.
5 Ways To Hydrate Your Young Athlete Naturally
1.Water packed fruit and veggies is a great way to add natural hydration that is not in drink form. Watermelon, cantelope or strawberries are all filled with water that helps with hydration. Cucumbers, celery and tomatoes are as well. I put several containers of these chopped up for easy snacking. She thinks I am getting her to eat when in fact I am trying to keep her hydrated.
2.Replenishing electrolytes is essential. Plain water just isn’t going to cut it when she’s been sweating it out for hours. Plain water actually makes her woozy as it furthers the imbalance of electrolytes. BodyArmor has worked amazingly for this action. She loves the taste. I love the naturalness.
- BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink with potassium-packed electrolytes, coconut water and vitamins – and has no artificial flavors or sweeteners
- BODYARMOR provides superior hydration and comes in 9-great tasting flavors: fruit punch, orange mango, strawberry banana (Maddie’s favorite), tropical punch, blackout berry, mixed berry, grape, watermelon strawberry and lemonade.
- BODYARMOR is a better alternative to traditional sports drinks, because it contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and has potassium packed electrolytes, vitamins and coconut water.
3. Smoothies. These can easily be made with fruits and veggies along with milk or using the BodyArmor flavors above. I like to freeze a few bottles in ice cube trays to add to smoothies especially if it’s going to be a long dance day so she will need extra electrolytes.
4. Soups or broth. If the weather is cool then I will pack her a thermos with all her snacks. I will add her favorite soup or just some homemade broth. When all else fails, a trip to Panera for broccoli cheese soup works every time.
5. Homemade popsicles or frozen fruit. Grapes are easy to freeze as well as watermelon. Sometimes it simply tastes better frozen. I can use a popsicle mold to pour in the BodyArmor in addition to fruit pieces like strawberries and blueberries. These work well as pre dance snacks to keep her at optimum hydration.
What is your favorite way to keep your young athlete hydrated naturally?