How do you HYDRATE?
DID YOU KNOW?
Dehydration is the leading cause of training injuries. It hinders every bodily function needed to run. A 2% decrease in body weight caused by dehydration affects your performance. Studies have shown athletes finish a 12K run up to 2 1/2 minutes faster when properly hydrated.
Water is 75% of your body. Hydrate to avoid injury, recover faster, and perform better. Every physical reaction in your body depends on proper fluid levels:
- Blood flow
- Temperature regulation
- Delivery of nutrients to cells
- Waste disposal from system
- Muscle function
- Joint cushioning
- MEN: Your body weight x .35 = daily ounces of fluid
- WOMEN: Your body weight x .31 = daily ounces of fluid
So whether you carry, wear, or hide your water in the bushes - make sure you are taking care of your body. Again the main cause of injury is dehydration - so make sure you are packin'.
A HUGE thank you to Nathan for pulling these awesome Hydration facts together for us.