We know, we know – hydration isn’t sexy. There’s nothing particularly cool or exciting about drinking a bunch of water. On the flip side of that, there’s a whole lot of uncool stuff that will happen if you don’t. Dehydration is often the culprit behind fatigue, muscle cramps, dizziness, headaches, and vomiting… among other things. It’s no fun, and it’s not worth the drama – especially considering how easily it can be avoided. Hydration is the key to feeling good all the time, but many don’t know just how much water they should be drinking when working out so listen up: here are some tips and suggestions to keep yourself hydrated!
2-3 Hours before your workout: Drink 17-20 ounces of water
During warm-ups: Drink another 8 ounces of water
During the workout: Drink at least 7-10 ounces every 15 minutes
Within 30 minutes after: Drink 8 more ounces
So, yeah, that’s a lot of water. And that’s just when you’re working out. The fact is that your body needs water all day to complete its basic functions. Think about it, your body is made up of ~60% water, so proper hydration plays a key role in most things you want to do. Water does so much for us: it regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, transports nutrients, gives us energy, and keeps us healthy. It might not be the best tasting thing you can drink, but it is, without question, the best thing you can drink. Basically, there’s really no reason to skip out on hydration. Drink more water and join us for a class at KrankFIT this week!