Whether you’re a professional athlete or just took your first step into the neighborhood gym , drinking water during exercise is essential if you want to get the most out of your training and feel good while you’re doing it.

If you start out dehydrated, you won’t get a good workout. You’ll get dizzy and you won’t feel as sharp mentally, your muscles won’t show the best performance as well.

As you know, body heat is increased with exercise because your body is being active, your heart rate is increasing, and the result is your body starting to sweat which is our way of cooling ourselves down. You may need to drink more if you’re sweating heavily, especially if you’re exercising outdoors in very hot weather. Also, be sure to wear appropriate attired to prevent from overheating.

Ways to keep you cool will be to drink cold water when exercising which will aid in decreasing body temperature and fulfill your liquids balance.

Many people like to use sports drinks during a workout, but that’s not necessary unless you’re working out for a very long time. If you train for less than an hour, a regular good water will do the job. We always recommend our HYDR8 Water as a source for clean, purified and great tasting water.

Listen to your body. If you feel thirsty, drink water. The recommendations are one 20-ounce water bottle for activities under 60 minutes. For longer efforts, shoot to sip 7 to 10 ounces of fluid every 10 to 20 minutes to stay well hydrated. Of course this depends on individual parameters like body weight, fitness level and training intensity.

Bottleless Water on Tap

When you need to stay hydrated through an intense workout, drinking purified water that’s been charged with electrolytes can help your body sustain energy. With a Hydr8 bottleless water cooler at the gym or in your home, you can feel confident taking every sip between each rep, knowing your muscles will stay hydrated so you can push harder and go farther. When you’re ready to invest in pure hydration, contact us! We’re so confident in our water coolers that we’ll let you try one free for 8 days, so you can taste the difference for yourself.

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