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How Can I Boost My Hydration In Recovery ^HOT^

For people recovering from injury or surgery, proper hydration is important to the success of physical therapy. Water flushes toxins out of the body, transports nutrients into the cells and helps regulate body temperature and pH balance. Water also helps with muscle soreness and tension.

How Can I Boost My Hydration In Recovery

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Additionally, your body uses water for thermoregulation (maintaining its temperature), keeping organs working correctly, lubricating joints, removing waste and preventing infections. Studies show that dehydration also negatively impacts mood and cognitive functioning.

The WHOOP Journal feature enables you to track various behaviors and observe their effect on sleep and recovery. The data is also analyzed in personalized Monthly Performance Assessments that break down exactly what impact these behaviors may have.

Roughly one-third of all WHOOP members monitor their hydration regularly with the journal. Those who do report hydrating sufficiently about two-thirds of the time. When they do, their average heart rate variability increases by 4.5 milliseconds, and their average resting heart rate decreases by 1.7 beats per minute.

We often forget how much our emotions and attitudes affect how we feel physically. While you may not be able to unclog your stuffy nose or lower your fever with positive thoughts, maintaining a positive attitude during your illness may help in your overall recovery.

What is fairly new, however, is that IV bar, lounge or spa in the strip mall near your house claiming to be able to cure (or even prevent) a hangover. Or maybe you learned about hydration or vitamin therapy from a celebrity you follow on social media.

The idea behind both IV hydration therapy and IV vitamin therapy is that delivering specially formulated cocktails of nutrients, vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants and sometimes even medications via an IV can help replenish, restore and detoxify your body quicker than, say, drinking water, eating healthy or taking a medication orally.

Book a post-surgery IV drip at our relaxing medical spa for faster hydration and healing. Our Newport Beach wellness clinic serves patients living in Costa Mesa, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and many other cities.

We offer private party IV treatments with private rooms at our hydration clinic. Group IV hydration is a great way for friends and family to show support (and benefit from IV vitamin therapy!) while a loved one is recovering from surgery.

Medical experts recommend a post-surgery diet full of healthy fruits, vegetables, and carbohydrates. Citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, melons, and bell peppers are all high in Vitamin C, which helps the most with healing and fast recovery time. Other foods like fish, eggs, and milk are high in Vitamin D and calcium, which both promote healthier bone growth and better strength during recovery.

The last thing you want to think about is the possible harm to your body from medical procedures, but it is an unfortunate reality for anybody undergoing an operation. Any kind of surgery, no matter how seemingly simple, comes with some degree of risk. Even if the procedure goes perfectly, complications may occur during recovery. Post-operative complications may include:

Recovery Hydration Therapy is a completely mobile IV drip service. Our IV treatments provide rapid relief of common ailments associated with dehydration: hangovers, viruses, GI illness, jet lag, exhaustion, migraines, and improve recovery after strenuous athletic competitions. They are also an excellent way to stay healthy and boost immunity! Our board certified physicians, paramedics, and nurses will administer the treatment in the comfort of your home, hotel room, or office.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris Poll survey finds the majority of adults in the U.S. who exercise intensely understand the importance of maintaining hydration throughout a workout (93%) and that hydration is important for muscle recovery (89%), yet many have misconceptions about the type of hydration that may impact their ability to perform and recover optimally.

The survey conducted for Abbott (NYSE: ABT) found 46% of people who report regular, intense exercise at least three days per week believe that energy drinks and soda can aid in rehydration after a strenuous4 workout. This conflicts with guidance from the scientific community that these drinks can contribute to dehydration due to large amounts of sugar and insufficient levels of electrolytes.1,2,3

"Water makes up nearly 75 percent of every cell in your body, making its replacement during and after exercise essential to everyday health," said Craig Horswill, Ph.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "What many don't realize is that electrolytes also help direct the flow of water in and out of cells, helping to support rehydration and muscle repair. Carbohydrates like glucose are needed to pull the electrolytes and water into the body during rehydration, yet too much sugar can slow rehydration and delay recovery."

Smart HydrationAbbott, maker of Pedialyte, and Jeanette Jenkins, human kinetics expert and one of the nation's leading health and fitness coaches, are encouraging fitness enthusiasts to focus on the quality of an electrolyte beverage because ingredients can impact hydration status and how muscles function and recover.

"I tell my clients that to get results, they need to be mindful of both their food and beverage choices as part of their workout preparation and recovery," said Jenkins, who has trained professional athletes, including professional basketball champions. "It's important to approach hydration with intention; get plenty of water and hydrating liquids like Pedialyte each day before, during and after a workout and track your progress on overall nutrition and health goals."

In 2020, Abbott's Pedialyte launched a new rehydration solution scientifically designed for athletes with five key electrolytes for muscle support. Offering three times the electrolytes and one-fourth the sugar of the leading sports drink,7 Pedialyte Sport was developed to help athletes avoid negative symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration like muscle cramping, fatigue and headache by replacing fluid/water lost in sweat. It has an optimal balance of glucose and sodium, which is critical to the rehydration process. Electrolytes also support fluid balance in the body and are vital to muscle and nerve function, as well as help facilitate muscle repair.1

"Abbott continues to advance Pedialyte's formulations, which were originally created to help prevent mild to moderate dehydration in sick children," said Chris Calamari, senior vice president of U.S. nutrition at Abbott. "As the number one, doctor-recommended electrolyte solution, adults, athletes and trainers recognize the science behind this product, which led us to develop Pedialyte Sport. Created specifically for athletes, Pedialyte Sport is designed for fast rehydration and replenishment of fluid and electrolytes during recovery."

About PedialytePedialyte Sport is available in ready-to-drink bottles and powder packs in both lemon-lime and fruit punch flavors. Pedialyte products can be found online and in-store at most major retailers, including Walmart, Target and Amazon. Other Pedialyte products include AdvancedCare Plus with PreActiv Prebiotics; Pedialyte Organic, a U.S. Department of Agriculture certified organic electrolyte solution; Pedialyte with Immune Support with vitamins C, E, B12 and zinc; and Pedialyte Electrolyte Water with zero sugar8 designed for everyday hydration. For more information about hydration, visit the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, and for product information, visit

1 Baker LB, Jeukendrup AE. Optimal Composition of Fluid-Replacement Beverages. Compr Physiol. 2014(4):575-620. 2 McDermott BP, et al. National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Fluid Replacement for the Physically Active. J Athl Train. 2017;52(9):877-895.3 Sawka MN, et al. Exercise and Fluid Replacement. American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand. Med Sci Sports Exer 2007;39(2):377-90. doi: 10.1249/mss.0b013e31802ca597.4 Strenuous is defined as requiring maximum effort (e.g., lasting approximately 30 minutes or more and resulting in a substantially higher heart rate as compared with resting heart rate and rapid breathing making it difficult to speak in full sentences). Exertion levels considered hard to extremely hard. 5 Dehydration Symptoms & Causes, 6 Liska et al. Narrative review of hydration and selected health outcomes in the general population. Nutrients 2019(11):1-297 Pedialyte Sport has 1380 mg sodium and no more than 14g sugar per liter; the leading sports drinks has 460 mg sodium and 58 g sugar per liter.8 Low in calories.

Most of us realize the importance of hydration while exercising; drinking water before, during, and after workouts regulates your body temperature, delivers nutrients and oxygen to your cells, and removes waste. But did you know that proper hydration is also an essential part of the recovery process if you have an injury?

Exercise causes muscles to become stronger by breaking them down, and then rebuilding them using muscle protein synthesis. However, this process requires the muscles to be hydrated. If you are dehydrated following an injury, your recovery process slows immensely and halts the protein synthesis that rebuilds muscles.

Water plays a key role in the digestion process. Saliva is crucial to digest and absorb the nutrients you eat. It is responsible for the beginning stages breaking down food. Rehydrating properly after an injury aids in the efficiency of the digestive process, which also enhances your recovery.

One of the most common signs of dehydration is fatigue. When you are dehydrated, your blood volume is decreased, which means that the heart has to work harder to pump the blood to all of the parts of your body that need its vital oxygen and nutrients. This fatigue, not only hinders injury recovery, but reduces motivation.


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