Posts Tagged ‘hydration’
Tue 19 July 2011Post in General, Health, Nutrition
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Don’t be afraid to snack, just be smart about it. Healthy snacks can satisfy your diet cravings and ﬁll the hunger gaps to avoid over-eating at meals.
However, it is important to have the right snacks at the right time. The food you eat before a workout should be different to what you eat afterwards.0 comment »
Fri 08 July 2011Post in Gear, General
Did you know that over 70% of people are chronically dehydrated? We all know we’re supposed to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, but most of us don’t nearly reach that number.
And when you exercise, hydration is even more important to maintain proper levels of water in our body for optimum performance, especially in the summertime.
Thirst is a warning mechanism telling you that you are under-hydrated and your body would like more fluid. The sensation of thirst is a loss of 1% of body weight, which means a 10% decrease in physical capacity. Drinking enough water is necessary to be at optimum performance during exercise. You should try to keep topped up with water while exercising – the idea is to drink before you become thirsty to keep those hydration levels topped up.0 comment »