The first thing that you need to understand is that 60% of our body is water. As you start using energy, this amount decreases. If you are close to running out of water supply in the body, it leads to dehydration. This is why it is important that you stay hydrated all the time.
It is even more applicable when you are working out. This is a very tough activity for your body. In just an hour, you will be dehydrated and it could lead to other problems and serious health issues. Therefore, before leaving the house to work out, you must not just pack your clothes and gym related stuff, but you must also have a bottle of water (or more).
According to the experts at Fitness Finest, before exercising, you need to drink water to condition your body. It serves as a battery for your body to keep your energized while working out. Of course, it will start to reduce as you work out. This is why you need to drink again while you are working out or in between work outs while you are resting.
What happens if you become dehydrated?
If your body lacks water, you will become easily tired. Before, you might be able to finish the same work out routines. Now, you might give up even before reaching half the target. You might also suffer from muscle cramps. It is very common especially if you lack water in the body. You also easily run out of breath and you will simply decide to stop working out, even if you have not reached your goals.
Water helps in fueling the muscles. Therefore, you need to have a bottle of water next to you before, during and after working out. It will boost your energy level and energize you to work out again.
Though it is important not to be dehydrated, you must also drink enough water not going beyond what your body can hold. Otherwise, you will suffer from hyponatraemia. This is when you drink more water than what your body can take. This leads to confusion, dizziness, vomiting and feeling sick. You can tell when your body needs water or it has already taken enough. To make it safe, you must take note the amount of water you can drink on a normal day when you are not working out and when you are in the gym to work out.
To keep your body hydrated, you need to stay hydrated. A bottle of water would already suffice. Don’t be tempted to drink alcohol or carbonated drinks. In fact, you have to take them out of your system. You have to get used to the idea of not drinking them. Otherwise, your efforts of losing weight and staying in shape will simply go to waste.
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