Hydrating for Sport

3.4.2017 9:00   Hydrate effectively with Magnesium Mineralized Water

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Everyone knows that you should keep hydrated while exercising but did you know that you can lose up to two litres of water per hour just through sweating and breathing? This means it’s important to keep your fluids and minerals topped up while you’re exercising so as not to risk dehydration which can affect not only your concentration but can also lead to muscle cramping.

It’s also important to make sure you’re fully hydrated before you begin exercising so you can get the most out of your session and also so there is less strain on your heart. For optimum hydration you should aim to drink around 500ml four hours or more before exercising and then 250ml 15 minutes before you begin.

While exercising it’s important to remember that it’s better to hydrate little and often, so whenever you feel thirsty you should take a drink. You can also work out how much you need to fully hydrate by weighing yourself before exercise and then weighing yourself after exercise, subtract your weight after from your weight before and for every kilogram of body weight lost drink up to a litre and a half of fluid. You can use this as a guide for when you’re next working out.

It’s a good idea to replenish your fluids after exercising even if you’ve been drinking throughout. Not only has your body used a lot of water it has also depleted its stores of glycogen, one of the best ways to replenish these after exercise is with Hypertonic Sports Drinks which contain simple carbohydrates or electrolytes. However Hypertonic Sports Drinks are not ideal for use while exercising, Isotonic and Hypotonic Sports Drinks are best for replenishing fluids and electrolytes during your workout. If you are taking part in moderately strenuous activities either is suitable, however for high-intensity exercise Isotonic Sports Drinks are the most beneficial.

You can find our recipes for Hypertonic, Hypotonic and Isotonic Sports Drinks here. You can find out more about hydrating during sport from Bupa and BBC Sport


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