It is important to keep hydrated during exercise, but it can be difficult to run with a heavy water bottle in hand, especially during long sessions for the ongoing The Straits Times Virtual Run (STVR).
But with the new 100Plus Active Isotonic Powder, you can easily stay refreshed on your runs without carrying a heavy load.
The latest addition to the 100Plus range of isotonic beverages, the powder comes in individual sachets of 15g each, making it more convenient to carry around than a loaded water bottle.
The sachets fit easily in your pocket, pouch or a zipper compartment of a hiking haversack, allowing for easy access.
All you have to do is mix the contents with drinking water, shake well and drink. You will need to plan a drink stop with access to a tap, water cooler or shop on long runs.
100Plus Active is non-carbonated and contains Vitamins B3, B6 and B12, which help to release energy from the food we eat. They also contribute to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Electrolytes in 100Plus Active also replenish the loss of minerals through perspiration and the drink has been certified as a Healthier Choice beverage by the Health Promotion Board.
It is important to stay hydrated while you are exercising not just to maintain your level of performance but also to prevent dehydration, which can lead to serious heat injuries like cramps or heatstroke.
Water accounts for 60 per cent of the average human adult's body and it is vital in an individual's physiological functioning.
Regardless of one's level of activity, the body loses fluid through respiration. In Singapore's hot and humid weather, the rate at which a body loses fluid is even higher. This can cause a decline in physical and mental performance, commonly leading to lethargy.
Hence, re-hydrating the body with an isotonic drink like 100Plus, the official hydration partner of The Straits Times Virtual Run, is ideal to maintain good health.