Monday, November 21, 2011

The Importance Of Water

Do you know how important water is for working out? Everyone has heard that you need to stay hydrated during the day, but not everybody pays as close attention to being hydrated during working out as they should.

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.

Here are some tips to help you get and stay properly hydrated while working out:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Water intake may not seem like a big deal, but it really is, and you need to take the steps to make sure you are properly hydrated when working out!

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