As a trainer, one of the first things I discuss with my clients when it comes to their general health is their fluid intake. Most people won’t have any idea of how much water they consume on a daily basis, if any at all.
A common answer to not drinking water will be “I don’t like the taste of it”. When it comes to helping people with their fitness journey, hydration is vital for enabling the body to function well when working out.
The average human body is made up of anywhere between 50 – 65% water. People feel thirsty when they have already lost 2 – 3% of the bodies water, so imagine already being dehydrated and then working out on top of that, dehydrating yourself further….the body will go into overdrive and will become tired, dizzy and nauseous.
During your workout, water acts a lubricant for your muscles, joints and vital organs and will also help regulate the bodies temperature.
Next time you go to the toilet, take a sneak peek at your urine. If it’s clear, then awesome, you are hydrated and need to keep that up!
If your urine is darker in colour and stale smelling, then you are dehydrated and need to make an effort to drink more.
If you don’t like the taste of water, and I understand that, then a simple way to get some in is to use sparkling water and jazz it up with some of your favourite fruits. Just remember to wash the fruit first!
Here are three of my following tips to make drinking water more appealing, awaken your taste buds and keep you hydrated this summer
Stay hydrated this summer and spice up your taste buds with these fruit infused refreshers as alternatives to drinking plain water
Strawberry & Fresh Mint
Fill a jug or water bottle with sparkling mineral water. Slice two strawberries and add with a small handful of mint leaves. Add some ice and leave in the fridge for the flavours to infuse, enjoy!
Watermelon & Mint
Cube a chunky slice of watermelon and add to a jug of fresh filtered water. Take a small handful of mint leaves and mix into the watermelon water. Leave to infuse then pour into a glass over crushed ice, sit back and enjoy the refreshing taste tingle your taste buds….
Blood Orange & Lemon
Slice blood orange and then cut into small triangles, add a chunky wedge of lemon and some ice. The taste will instantly give you a refreshing pallet and you will be refilling you glass before you know it!
Stay cool this summer….stay hydrated.
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