This month featured blogger Katja Oswald shared her love for sports and gave us some tips on how to easily incorporate sports into every day life and how not to forget about drinking enough water during the day, especially when practicing sports. So Katja, what are your tricks on staying fit and healthy?
I do like sports. I fancy running, (hot) yoga and biking. I try to workout three times a week to stay in shape, and I ride my bike to and from work every day (even during winter), which doesn't feel like a workout at all but is considering that one ride lasts about 25 minutes. Since I’m working out quite a lot I’d say I have to be aware of importance of water I take in during the day (also on those days that I don’t exercise).
For me, water and sport belong together and it really should be like that for you too. It is important to drink enough water before you even start working out. To be exact - drinking about 500 ml every two to three hours before the training session and taking an additional gulp straight before it’s what is recommended. And then go! Have some sips during practicing sports and when you are done make sure you drink additional 500 -750 ml in the following three hours. You may need to drink more if you’re sweating heavily, especially if you’re exercising outdoors in very hot weather. When you sweat, your body can lose a great deal of water as it tries to cool itself off. Just a short walk in warm weather, for example, can make you lose a pound of water as your body tries to maintain its normal temperature. You need to drink after and during workout to replace this water loss. Many people like to use sports drinks during a workout, but that’s generally not necessary unless you’re working out for an extended period of time. Most people who are working out for less than an hour at a time can get everything they need with just water.
If you follow those rules you are all set when it comes to boosting your metabolism and staying hydrated. It's #myequafitness month and we'll make sure to help you to get in a good shape and remind you to stay hydrated the whole month of April. ;)
Author: Katja Oswald from Things blog