TOP TIPS to stay hydrated when playing sport 😎💧
This is so important as our bodies are made up of 70% fluid. A 2% loss of body weight due to sweat loss reduces our physical performance, particularly endurance.
✔️It is more effective to drink small amounts over a long period compared to large amounts over a short period
✔️Use the urine colour chart to find out your hydration status and drink accordingly
✔️Weight yourself before and after exercise to measure how much fluid you have lost through sweat
✔️For every pound of weight lost, you need to drink at least 500ml to rehydrate
✔️Did you know that MILK is the most effective drink to rehydrate? It also contains protein, carbohydrate and electrolytes
✔️Chill your drinks in the fridge or put ice cubes in them, this will encourage you to drink more fluids
✔️And finally, skip that post workout pint, alcohol with more than 2% concentration affects rehydration
Let us know in the comments box your own hydration tips.
Please share the post with anyone who you know will be playing sport in this heatwave! 😎💧