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USEFUL TIPS


STAY HYDRATED; Good old H2O is critical for rehydrating when the body experiences fluid loss, such as when we sweat. Shoot to sip seven to 10 ounces of fluid every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise to stay properly hydrated.

 

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR MUSCLES; Lean muscle tissue contains more than 75 percent water, so when the body is short on H2O, muscles are more easily fatigued. Staying hydrated helps prevent the decline in performance, during exercise. When your muscles feel too tired to finish a workout,  try drinking some water and resting for a bit.

 

KEEP DRY MOUTH AT BAY; One of the first signs of dehydration is dry mouth. If your mouth starts feeling like the Sahara, head to the water fountain (or take a sip from your reusable water bottle!). A short water break between sets or during quick breaks from cardio can help stave off exercise-induced dehydration.



10 HYDRATION FACTS! 


ATHLETE STUDIES SHOW; a 1% loss in body fluid will slow you down 2%.
COLD WEATHER; disguises your body's dehydration signals  Stay Warm and Hydrated.
CRANKY? Drinking enough water can drastically improve your mood.
DRINK UP! Dehydration happens faster at altitude.
HUNGRY? Drink water mild thirst is often confused for hunger.
HYDRATED skin looks younger; your skin is the first place to lose water.
H2O delivers the nutrients your body needs  NEVER RUN ON EMPTY!
PERFORM
 at your peak; hydration keeps your heart rate lower, longer.
By the time you're 
THIRSTY you're ALREADY DEHYDRATED.
WAKE UP!
 Dehydration is the #1 cause for afternoon fatigue.