Malaysia has to be one of the most hot and humid countries in the world. It’s certainly the most humid place I’ve ever played golf and despite living here now for over 2 & 1/2 years I’m still finding different ways to deal with the extreme temperatures and conditions. The heat and humidity can easily lead to dehydration if you’re not careful whilst out practicing or on the golf course for 4 hours or more!
One of the latest additions to my golf bag has been this small innocuous looking bottle which really helps with staying hydrated. Elete is an electrolyte replacement liquid that I add to my usual daily intake of fluid throughout the day. Just one capful of Elete added to a litre of water helps me to fight off dehydration.
“Why are electrolytes so important?
Electrolytes are lost through sweat during intense exercise and/or high temperatures. When electrolytes are depleted from your body, you become tired, cramp easily, and are at risk for dehydration. Replacing electrolytes is essential to keep your body hydrated, to enhance performance, and to help prevent muscle cramps. Electrolytes also help the brain and nervous system transmit and receive important signals and allow the muscles to contract and relax. Some studies show that electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium also support heart function.”
On average during an outdoors practice session lasting a couple of hours I will consume at least a couple of litres of fluid. For a round of golf it can be double that amount. More often than not when I play with Ex-Pat golfers who haven’t played much golf in Asia before their fluid intake isn’t anything like that. Are you staying hydrated out on the golf course?
For more details check out the Elete website.
I haven’t found anywhere in Asia that distributes it so I get friends to bring it out from the UK.