With the warmer weather, it is increasingly important that you are well hydrated for your workouts. Here are our top tips for staying hydrated in the heat!
1) For exercise less than 60 min low to mod intensity Water is best drink before, during and after. Anything longer add supplement w sports drink that contains electrolytes and 6-8% carbs
2) Begin exercise well hydrated drink plenty of non diuretics the day before and within hour before, during and after exercise
3) Eat at least 7-8 servings of fruits and veggies a day as they all contain various levels of water and the all important nutrient: potassium
If you stay hydrated, your workouts will improve and your internal body temperature will not increase as much in the heat.
A great way to stay hydrated is by using a hydration pack like these ones we got from The Runners' Den!
Chris Hughes, Certified Trainer and Jim Winter, Events Coach