Even mild cases of dehydration cause a drop in energy levels that are enough to cut a workout short. Optimal hydration has been shown to prevent this from happening. This is not surprising when you consider that muscle is about 80% water. As water is the driving force of energy production on a cellular level, fuel your powerhouse with the free stuff to feel energised and supple ready for your workout!
Do you ever struggle to enjoy your workout? It could be down to dehydration. The solution? Yep, you guessed it! Water aids haemoglobin carry oxygen to the brain improving cognitive function, keeping you on point. Drinking 2 litres of water a day has been shown to improve cognitive performance by up to 30% meaning that you’ll be able to focus on getting fit to the music and flexi on the mat with ease!
Mobility is affected by how hydrated we are. Connective tissue known as fascia glides across the muscular layer. When fascia is dehydrated it doesn’t glide as smoothly making muscles feel tight and increasing the risk of injury. So before flexing make sure you are topped up on H20 to make sure those muscles are supple.
Flush away toxins
Staying well hydrated helps flush toxins from the body. Water helps our bodies eliminate performance inhibiting impurities and waste by-products, such as lactic acid and carbon dioxide that can accumulate in our tissues when exercising. So keep sipping on water to make sure you’re in tip top shape when working out!
the Fruity wonders of water
Booty Pimp your poison! Mix up your water by adding fruit to load up on extra nutrients and make your tipple extra tempting! It will help to keep you on track with this healthy habit by adding variety and colour!