AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY HYDRATED THIS SUMMER
For a healthy adult, it is recommended to drink two to three liters of water every day.
Did this statement make you feel guilty while you tried to remember the last time you had a glass of water?
Whether you are an athlete, someone who exercises for recreation, or even someone who doesn't regularly workout, Water is a part of our daily nutrition, and a very important part at that. Drinking the right amount of water regularly helps us to lose weight, enhances the mood and keeps diseases at bay. These are just a few of the many reasons why water is good for us and why it should be given the right importance in our daily routine.
The problem is that most of us drink water just when we feel thirsty. Even then, more often than not, we find ourselves replacing water with unhealthy, carbonated substitutes. In order to develop any healthy habit, it is important for us to understand why we need it. Keeping this in mind, here are a few reasons why hydration is important.
1) Hydration improves physical performance
Physical activity requires our bodies to expend energy and use strength. Our bodies end up losing a lot of water during exercise. Proper hydration replaces the water that is lost, reducing fatigue and the feeling of soreness after exercise. Hydration increases endurance and helps us perform better
2) Hydration boosts your mood
Have you ever felt 'Hangry' (bad-tempered or irritable because you're hungry) and then felt better and lighter once you eat? Well, it's not just food that can boost your mood, but also water. Drinking at least 2 to 2.5 liters of water every day can make your feel less sleepy and increase alertness. Reducing the feeling of confusion. Water makes you feel fresh.
3) Hydration helps you lose weight
Water is 100% calorie free, and helps you burn calories. Drinking water before meals makes you feel full and you are more likely to eat healthy and eat the right amount. Studies have shown that people lose more weight when they increase their water intake, while on a weight loss program. The best and simplest way water helps you lose weight is when you substitute water for sugary, carbonated drinks. This easy step can help you cut out hundreds of unwanted calories.
Water also helps lubricate your joints, regulates your body temperature and is a vehicle to transport essential nutrients required by your body. Staying hydrated prevents cramps, dizziness and other dehydration symptoms.
Now that we know the importance of staying hydrated, the next big questions are, What is the best way to stay hydrated? Is just water enough? What's the deal with sports drinks
Is water enough?
Any time you lose fluids, you don't lose just water. You also lose electrolytes. Electrolytes- sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphate- are basically responsible for regulating the amount of fluids in your body. They also stimulate your nerves and muscles. Electrolytes are important as they can affect blood pressure, cellular function etc. Hence, it is important to replenish the electrolytes you lose, especially if you are exercising at high intensity or are involved in intensive physical activity.
What about sports drinks?
Yes, it is right that sports drinks do contain vitamins
and electrolytes that plain water can't give you. Using sports drinks containing electrolytes can help increase your performance and will replenish what you lose when you sweat. But it is important to choose your sports drink carefully. Sports drinks sometimes are loaded with sugar and contain high sodium levels. This may increase your calorie intake. Some sports drink also contain caffeine, so if you are not a fan of caffeine, read the label properly.
THIS IS WHERE FAST&UP RELOAD COMES TO YOUR RESCUE!
is a superior choice of hydration during training that helps reduce muscle exhaustion, provides instant energy and rehydrates the body. Reload is a hypotonic mix that helps restore the body's electrolyte balance and to reduce muscle fatigue.
- Unique combination of Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Chloride, all helping to maintain the electrolyte balance of your body
- Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C which are essential vitamins required by the body
- Calcium which helps reduce muscle fatigue and soreness
- Maltodextrin and Fructose which provide a combination of Instant and Sustained Energy.
- Special hypotonic formula ensures that proper rehydration
- Effervescent form ensure accurate dosage every single time
- No caffeine
- It is not loaded with sugar
- Gentle on the digestive tract
Fast&Up Reload comes in the form of an effervescent tablet that is easy to use and carry. Is available in a delicious berry flavor. It can be consumed at any time during training or even on a hot day when it is necessary to hydrate.
You can find Fast&Up Reload at the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2018 this August, where Fast&Up will be the Official Electrolyte Partner. You can find out about the product or purchase Reload in the new Cola flavor at the Fast&Up booth at Hyderabad Marathon.