This is serious, because if you aren't properly hydrated when you are working out, you run the risk of developing some serious conditions like heat stroke, or even fainting during your workout. But these risks aside, you won't be working out as efficiently as you can if you are not properly hydrated.
You see, water is really important to keeping your joints lubricated so you can avoid injuries. If you aren't properly hydrated, you run the risks of cramps during exercise routines. And you will also get tired a lot quicker and not be able to workout as long as you might have if you had been drinking enough water.
- Always carry a water bottle with you. Have a special workout water bottle that is large enough that you don't have to keep refilling it while on your favorite machine or in your favorite class.
- Pay attention to your weight immediately prior to and after a workout. If you see a lot of weight loss - this is not a good thing! It means you are losing water, and are not drinking enough while working out.