How to combat mid-exercise dehydration

How To Combat Mid-Exercise Dehydration

Do you start to feel fatigued during exercise? Does your level of concentration and focus decrease throughout activity?

This may be a sign that you are dehydrated, even if you do not feel thirsty. By the time you are thirsty you are already dehydrated to a water loss equivalent of 2%. Studies show that a 2% loss in body weight from thirst results in a 10% loss in performance. 

During exercise we constantly lose water and minerals though sweat, breathing and metabolism, the more dehydrated you become, the greater the reduction in performance.

Our body temperature increases when we exercise, requiring re-hydration to cool the body. Drinking water during exercise can help to bring the body back to a safe temperature.

Although it is crucial to drink water to hydrate and to provide the body with fluid, when exercising for 60 minutes, replacing electrolytes that are lost is also important to ensure complete hydration, and to aid muscle contraction and blood flow.

Totum Sport provides 78 minerals and trace elements. Taking one sachet of Totum Sport alongside water prior to exercising helps the body to retain water. This helps to combat mid-exercise dehydration.

 

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