During a workout, if you’re doing it right there will be a lot of sweating as your body heats up to burn calories or tone muscles. All that sweating leaves your body a little thirsty for water and unable to function at its peak. So if you’ve ever suffered from a muscle cramp or dizziness after a workout it’s likely you were dehydrated. Water also regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints.
How much water is enough?
If you’ve been hitting the gym or staying vigilant with your own at-home workout routine chances are you may find yourself wondering how much water is enough to replenish your body after a workout session.
The experts say this will vary from person to person, but a good rule of thumb is that if your urine is dark yellow or amber-colored it’s a sign you need to drink more water. Colorless or light yellow urine normally means you’re well hydrated.
In addition, it’s also a good idea to drink water 2-3 hours before you start exercising, during your exercise routine (every 10-15 minutes), and within 30 minutes of finishing your routine. This will help your body replenish the hydration you’ve lost.
How to drink more water
Of course, sticking to the recommendations is much easier if you make it a habit to keep a reusable water bottle close by. Keeping your water bottle nearby also helps train your brain to drink more water since the bottle will serve as a visual reminder.
For best results, get a reusable water bottle is a color and design that matches your personal style or your gym outfits. Any additional motivation you can give yourself to bring it with you everywhere and drink more water is helpful.
X Athletics bottles were designed for the active lifestyle and with a variety of colors, designs, and sizes available, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect reusable water bottle to help you meet your hydration goals!