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There will always be obstacles to overcome and resilience to be built, but it’s all about pushing on upwards, like the journey of BUXTON® natural mineral water that is naturally forced up through a mile of British rock and finally reaches the surface in the heart of the Peak District.
A healthy hydration is essential for everyone’s physical and mental wellbeing.
Staying fully hydrated is so important before, during and after your run.
The human body is made up of between 45 and 75 per cent water. Dehydration is defined as a one per cent or more loss of body fluids and a two per cent reduction in fluids can result in reduced physical performance, impaired cognitive function and headaches and fatigue*. The best way to ensure this doesn't happen is to drink ample fluids including water.
The amount of water you should take on board depends on the intensity of your workout. The more you sweat the more water you need to put back in. And of course, your physical body structure, clothing worn, fitness levels and weather are important too. You’ll lose more water on a hot day than a cold day and more if you are not acclimatised to heat and women tend to have lower sweat rates than men.
Make sure you are carrying water with you or have planned your breaks accordingly to take on board ample fluid.
How can you tell when you’re getting dehydrated? Keep an eye out for these symptoms:
- Dry mouth – don’t ignore it, swig some water
- Muscle fatigue – muscles are made up of about 70 per cent water, and when that is in short supply they can’t work properly. Have a drink, rest and then get back to your run.
- Feeling dizzy – stop immediately and have some water. If it is down to dehydration is should soon pass. If it persists, seek medical attention immediately.
- Pinch yourself – our skin’s elasticity is a great indicator of how well-hydrated we are. So, give yourself a little pinch and see how quickly the skin returns to normal. If it takes longer than usual, then you may well need to drink.
Taking on fluids including water before and after your run are just as essential as taking on water during your run.