Why hydration is important?
Fluids, particularly water, are important nutrients for athletes.
Dehydration, not enough fluids in your body, can significantly affect your performance in a bad way and put you at risk for heath exhaustion or heat stroke.
This is very important in the summer months when we tend to sweat a lot.
The human brain is strongly influenced by hydration. Even a little dehydration of 1 – 3 % of body weight can badly affect you. This kind of fluid loss causes bad mood, worse concentration, more headaches, problems with memory, and increased feelings of fear and tiredness.
HOW CAN YOU STAY HYDRATED?
- Always have a bottle of water with you
- Eat fruits and vegetables as they have a lot of water in them as well.
- Make sure you drink more water when you are training and when it is warm outside
- Set yourself daily goals of how much water you want to drink