Hydration: The Difference Between Success and Mediocrity
We know it's important to maintain a balanced diet and to eat good, whole foods. But, have you given adequate consideration to the vital role hydration plays in your performance? Hydrating correctly can mean the difference between success and mediocrity.
Water is a critical component of our bodies, performing essential functions such as regulating temperature, transporting nutrients and oxygen, and supporting muscles and joints. When dehydrated, these functions suffer, leading to fatigue, muscle cramps, and a decreased physical and mental performance.
When you're more active, you are susceptible to rapid fluid loss due to physical activity and sweating. This fluid loss can result in decreased endurance, power, and agility, and in extreme cases, even heat exhaustion or heatstroke, which is life-threatening.
To maintain optimal hydration levels, it is advisable to drink 17-20 ounces of water 2-3 hours prior to exercise and 7-10 ounces every 10-20 minutes during exercise. Replenishing fluids post-exercise is also crucial, with a recommendation to drink at least 16 ounces for every pound lost during exercise. We recommend having one GoHydrate before activity, and one after.
In addition to water, many turn to electrolyte-rich beverages or foods to replenish lost fluids. Electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium play a crucial role in regulating fluid balance and maintaining proper muscle and nerve function. We recommend having one GoHydrate before activity, and one after.
Don't neglect your hydration! Make sure to drink enough water and electrolytes before, during, and after exercise to maintain optimal hydration levels and reach your full potential.
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