One of the most important things you can do to support your health, training, and recovery is to stay properly hydrated.
Water makes up a large percentage of our bodies, and it's essential for many vital functions, including regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients and oxygen, and removing waste products.
Here, we'll dive into the importance of hydration and the impact of good hydration on health, training, and recovery.
First and foremost, let's talk about why hydration is so crucial. When we exercise or engage in physical activity, we sweat, which causes us to lose water and electrolytes. If we don't replenish these fluids, we can become dehydrated, which can lead to a host of issues, including muscle cramps, fatigue, headaches, and decreased performance. Dehydration can also be dangerous, particularly in extreme cases.
SO, WHAT DOES GOOD HYDRATION LOOK LIKE?
The general recommendation is to drink at least 8 cups (64 ounces) of water per day, but this can vary depending on factors like age, weight, activity level, and climate. In addition to water, other fluids like herbal tea, coconut water, and sports drinks can also help to hydrate the body. It's important to listen to your body and drink when you feel thirsty, as well.
Now, let's talk about the impact of good hydration on health, training, and recovery. Here are just a few of the benefits:
1. Improved athletic performance: When you're properly hydrated, your body can function at its best. This can lead to improved endurance, strength, and power, which can help to enhance athletic performance.
2. Quicker recovery: Proper hydration can help to reduce muscle soreness and improve recovery time after a workout. This is because water helps to flush out metabolic waste products that can build up in the muscles during exercise.
3. Increased energy: When you're dehydrated, you may feel fatigued and sluggish. Staying properly hydrated can help to boost your energy levels and keep you feeling alert and focused throughout the day.
4. Better digestion: Water is essential for digestion and can help to prevent constipation and other digestive issues. Drinking plenty of fluids can also help to promote regularity.
5. Clearer skin: Proper hydration can help to improve the appearance of the skin by flushing out toxins and keeping the skin hydrated and plump.
At RUMBLE, we encourage our members to bring their own reusable water bottles and stay hydrated throughout their workouts.
We're also proud to partner with Carton Water to provide our members with sustainable and eco-friendly water options on site. Inexpensive and easy to grab on the go.
Carton Water is packaged in paper-based cartons, which are 100% recyclable and made from renewable materials. By choosing Carton Water, our members can reduce their environmental footprint and support our sustainability efforts.
It's no secret that plastic waste is a major environmental issue. Every year, millions of tons of plastic end up in our oceans and landfills, where they can take hundreds of years to break down. By choosing Carton Water, we can help to reduce the amount of plastic waste that we produce and protect our planet for future generations.
In addition to being sustainable, Carton Water is also a great choice for hydration. The water is sourced from natural springs and has a clean, refreshing taste that's perfect for before, during, or after a workout. Plus, the cartons are easy to carry and can be recycled with other paper products, making them a convenient and environmentally-friendly option.
As you know at RUMBLE, we're committed to sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment. That's why we're proud to partner with companies like Carton Water that share our values and help us to achieve our sustainability goals. By making small changes in our daily routines, like choosing sustainable water options, we can all do our part to protect the planet and support a healthier future.
In conclusion, staying properly hydrated is essential for good health, training, and recovery. By drinking plenty of fluids and listening to your body, you can support your overall wellbeing and optimise your athletic performance. So, grab yourself a ‘Carton’ of water before your workout and GET READY 2 RUMBLE!