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Hydration

WHY STAYING HYDRATRED IS SO IMPORTANT

Key Facts
WATER COMPRISES NOT ONLY 75% OF THE HUMAN BODY BUT ALSO 75%
OF ALL MUSCLE TISSUE AND THE BRAIN

JUST A 3% LOSS IN BODYWEIGHT (SWEATING, BREATHING) CAN CAUSE A
20% DROP IN PERFORMANCE (OVER A 100M RACE THAT COULD BE AS
MUCH AS 20M OF POOR PERFORMANCE)

THE HUMAN BODY CAN SURVIVE FOR 3 WEEKS WITHOUT FOOD BUT
ONLY 3 DAYS WITHOUT WATER

THE BIGGEST CAUSE OF DAYTIME FATIGUE IS NOT LACK OF SLEEP OR
FOOD BUT LACK OF WATER

DEHYDRATION ALSO DRAMATICALLY REDUCES YOUR BRAINS ABILITY
TO CONCENTRATE, MAKE DECISIONS AND REACT QUICKLY

GET AHEAD EARLY IN THE MORNING BY DRINKING A LARGE GLASS OF WATER WITH BREAKFAST DRINK STEADILY THROUGH THE DAY AND TRY TO AIM FOR AT LEAST 8 GLASSES BEFORE YOUR EVENING MEAL

CONSUMING LARGE AMOUNTS OF FLUID AFTER 5-6 PM CAN CAUSE AN INTERRUPTION TO YOUR SLEEP (THE BODIES BEST FORM OF RECOVERY) TO GO TO THE TOILET, SO TRY AND CONSUME THE BULK OF YOUR FLUID BEFORE 5-6PM

IF YOUR MOUTH IS DRY OR YOU'RE THIRSTY THEN IT'S TOO LATE, YOU'RE ALREADY DEHYDRATED. THIS IS WHY WE SHOULD ALL DRINK STEADILY THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE DAY TO STAY AHEAD

IF YOU'RE ABOUT TO EXERCISE THEN PUT TOGETHER YOUR OWN ISOTONIC DRINK TO REPLENISH WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO LOSE THROUGH SWEATING. ADD A PINCH OF SALT AND 200ML OF ORANGE JUICE TO 600ML OF WATER AND CONSUME DURING AND AFTER YOUR SESSION.

NUUN HYDRATION TABLETS ARE ALSO A GREAT WAY OF REHYDRATING YOUR BODY IN A TASTY AND CONVENIENT WAY.


ENERGY DRINKS
THE TRUTH ABOUT ENERGY DRINKS IS THEY CONTAIN HUGE AMOUNTS OF SUGAR. ONE CAN OF COKE CONTAINS UP TO 9 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR; 1 BOTTLE OF LUCOZADE CONTAINS 13 TEASPOONS; 1 CAN OF MONSTER CONTAINS 15 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR.
WHILE THESE DRINKS GIVE YOU INSTANT ENERGY BURSTS THEY ONLY LAST FOR BETWEEN 5 ANF 15 MINUTES. THE LOW YOU EXPERIENCE AFTERWORDS DECREASES YOUR ABILITY TO PERFORM.
IF YOU DRINK THEM WITHOUT BURNING THE SUGARS UP THEY ARE TURNED INTO FAT DEPOSITS FOR FUTURE ENERGY USE.


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