We tend to perspire when exercising. This is our body’s natural mechanism to cool itself down as it generates energy that’s, in turn, transformed into heat. Think of perspiration as our body’s coolant.
However if we keep on perspiring without replenishing the lost liquid, we risk overheating. That’s why, hydration is essential in ensuring we are able to exercise safely and effectively.
Fluid lost through sweat contains more than just water. It also contains electrolytes (also known as minerals) like sodium and potassium. These electrolytes are necessary for the day-to-day functioning of your body. The sodium also helps the body absorb and retain water effectively.
When we work out, we burn energy. Simple carbohydrates, such as glucose and sucrose, which available in 100PLUS, provides an immediate source of energy for an active lifestyle.
YOU LOSE water throughout the day
Just because we’re asleep, it doesn’t mean our body does. It gradually dehydrates while we’re snoozing, making us wake up thirsty. Drinking not only satisfies this thirst, it also helps us get an early jumpstart on hydrating our body sufficiently.
Be it light or heavy, working out makes us perspire, even just a bit. Perspiring helps our body cool down. But along with that, the much needed water and salt, too. So in order to perform and recover properly, be sure to drink to replenish as soon as you feel thirsty.
Air-conditioning can reduce humidity, causing the room to dry. The low water content in the air increases water loss from our body when we breathe and also through our skin. All this adds up to cause dehydration. To avoid this, make a note to yourself to drink as often as you can.