Signs you’re dehydrated when working out!
Workouts are supposed to leave you feeling a little tired or achy. Usually, it’s a sign that you’ve been putting in a good amount of effort into your workout, and it is the first step towards a healthier and happier you. However, if you are feeling exhausted, overheated and suffering from headaches after you exercise – you may be suffering from dehydration.
Other common symptoms of dehydration include:
- Dizziness/feeling light-headed.
- Feeling thirsty.
- Dry mouth, eyes or lips.
- Dark coloured/strong-smelling urine.
As you can probably tell, the symptoms of dehydration can have a negative effect on your body and your workout – meaning you won’t be able to work to your full potential and should, therefore, ensure you stay properly hydrated each and every day.
What causes dehydration during workouts?
When you are exercising, different parts of your body begin to compete for liquid. For example, in order to stop your body from overheating, you need to produce sweat to keep you cool. However, your cells also require water in order to create energy and organs such as your heart require plenty of liquid to ensure that enough blood reaches them. So, being dehydrated can have a negative impact on your cardiovascular function.
How can I remain hydrated?
It is important to remember that you need to stay hydrated before, during and after a workout. You need to listen to your body and provide it with the nutrients it requires to survive AND thrive.
That is where WOW HYDRATE comes in. Our Electrolyte & Vitamin water, and our Protein & Vitamin water are the latest game-changer in the fitness industry. Having one of our unique drinks during a workout will help not only restore hydration, leaving you prepared for anything that comes your way but will also help to restore your bodies natural production of vitamins, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin D.
If opting for the protein water, you will also reap the benefits of BCAAs – Branched-chain amino acids which help your body create energy, giving you that much needed mid-workout boost to steer you towards competition. The Electrolyte water contains powerful restorative electrolytes to help support muscle and body function. Either way, your body is sure to thank you!
Our unique drinks work by storing the vitamins and other healthy additions inside our patented push cap, meaning they are released into the water when you begin to drink. This means that each ingredient remains at its most powerful and potent – helping you when you need them most.