Hydration - Northville, Michigan
I was training a client this week and the topic of hydration came up. This was the clients first workout in just about a week, after a battle with the flu. After finishing the first set he says “I’m already dripping sweat and probably going to be dehydrated by the end of the day.” With this statement it brought my attention to the importance of hydration.
Our bodies are made up of about 45-75% water and is a major building block, which is essential for ‘transportation, fluid balance and waste removal. Water can also help protect us from disease and infections such as heart disease, kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
Dehydration can cause several issues not only for normal bodily function, but it can also have a negative impact on athletic performance. Here are just a few issues that can be caused from dehydration:
- Increased body temperature (normal temp is ….)
- Increased fatigue
- Headaches leading to a loss of focus
- Dizziness or pigheadedness
- Lower blood pressure
- Decrease strength
- Decrease power output
- Decrease endurance
So how can we stay hydrated or become hydrated? It is recommended that we intake at least …..
Don’t forget to eat as well! Food also contains water, such as fruits and vegetables. Here are some of my personal favorite fruits and veggies.
Now keep in mind these foods contain water content, however make sure you are drinking enough fluids via water or sports drinks.
Dedicated to your success,