It can get quite hot in Denver, CO, and you’ll often sweat a lot in the summer, but during the winter it’s just as easy to get dehydrated. In order to look, feel and perform your best, you have to stay hydrated, particularly during your workout. In this case, don’t turn to energy drinks, unless you’re working out hard for over an hour. Instead, focus on water. It’s better for you than soft drinks or coffee, even though coffee will give you a boost.
The composition of your brain and heart is 73% water.
When you realize that two of the most important organs are mostly water, that’s quite eye-opening. Your lungs are even composed of more water at 83%. Now imagine that you have less fluid than you need to function at top performance. You’ll probably feel mentally foggy, maybe even a little light headed. Your joints will ache, since water acts as a lubricant. You’ll even tire faster and have a less effective workout. It makes sense to sip on water throughout your workout, doesn’t it?
Do you want to shed those extra pounds, try sipping on water throughout the day.
There’s a lot of ways water can help you lose weight. The first is that thirst sometimes tricks your brain into thinking you’re hungry. If juicy watermelon sounds good, you may be craving the fluid. The next time you feel hungry, when you shouldn’t, drink a glass of water before you reach for food. Also, drinking an eight ounce glass of water before a meal will help you eat less, if you’re trying to shed some weight.
Include drinking more water in your healthy habits.
Are you addicted to sports drinks? It might be because of the sugar. Drinks like Gatorade have loads of sugar. In fact, they actually taste a bit like salty, weak Kool-Aid. If you must drink a sports drink because your workout is long and you’ve lost a lot of electrolytes, try a premium drink with coconut water and natural flavoring. For those times you workout less than an hour and throughout the day, make water your drink of choice. You’ll find it easier if you start your day with a glass or two of water the minute you get up.
- If you’re getting headaches or muscle contractions, you might be dehydrated. Drink water to see if it gets better after you do. Dehydration can lead to severe consequences, like heart failure or convulsions.
- The older you are, the more prone you are to dehydration, especially if you’re a senior. There are many reasons. Seniors often fail to drink water and the older you are, the quicker you dehydrate.
- Looking your best and having supple skin that’s free of blemishes starts with drinking more water. Everyone wants to look their best, but if you’re competing, it’s even more important. Drinking adequate water helps.
- At JARFit, we provide loads of tips to help you get that sculpted look you want and ideas that will help you score at the top in competitions. We customize the workout and diet to your body and your needs.
For more information, contact us today at The Body Transformation Experts