The Importance of Staying Hydrated
In your line of work, it's important to remain as cognitively sharp
as possible as your brains process all kinds of stimuli while making crucial
assessments, adjustments, and decisions. As a result, police work can
be physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausting.
Luckily, there are many things you can do to get yourself in a better position
to perform at a high level during your shifts. Exercise, getting enough
sleep, eating as healthfully as possible and tactical training are all
ways. But there is one thing that can easily be done to improve performance
and that is to always
Tips for staying hydrated:
- Choose water as your primary beverage!
- Aim for 64-100 oz per day. Increased activity, sweating and hot temperatures
increase these needs.
- Every 15 minutes of exercise = An intake of 4-6 oz water
- Use a high-quality drink or drink mix (like MyHy) that includes carbohydrates
and electrolytes after physical activity lasting longer than 60 minutes
or exposure to extreme temperatures.
Examples of electrolytes include calcium chloride, magnesium, phosphate,
potassium, and often most importantly sodium. Electrolytes are needed
to maintain an even balance for your body to function properly.
Baton Rouge General is proud to partner with local business owner Matt
Flynn and MyHy as our hydration drink of choice. All VIPD members can
get 20% off any purchase made at DrinkMyHy.com.
Simply enter discount code:
VIPD at checkout.