Dehydration Effects: Its Impacts on Fitness and Workouts

Dehydration Can Decrease Athletic Performance (Image Source: Shutterstock)

The Effects of Dehydration on Exercise and Performance

Have you ever struggled to keep pace during a run or a set of squats that felt easy the week before? Research shows that a simple 2% drop in hydration levels can lead to a decrease in athletic performance, and can be associated with feelings of fatigue, joint pain, and impaired decision making.

How Does Hydration Affect Performance? — BBC Earth Lab

How to Stay Hydrated During Exercise

Basically, dehydration is the enemy — and it doesn’t want us to be great. So how much water should you drink? It’s hard to say. Depending on a number of changing factors, including diet, habituation, and fitness goals every individual’s amount will vary. It’s better to lean towards having more water than not enough. One way I’ve found that makes it easier to drink more water is to purchase a water bottle that you love. So today, I want to introduce you to your new workout BFF: Mobot.

Stay Hydrated During Exercise (Image Source: Pixabay)

They come in 3 different sizes which are affectionately named:

If you’re looking to attack that post-workout soreness so that you can bounce back strong for your next workout, foam rolling mimics myofascial release treatments and has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and aid in the recovery process. Pair this with the hydration factor and you have a 2-in-1 tool that can flush toxins from your body, wage war on dehydration, and help with the maintenance of soft tissue quality anywhere that you decide to take it.

Big Bertha Foam Water Bottle (40oz) (Shop on Amazon)
Grace Foam Water Bottle (27oz) (Shop on Amazon)
Firecracker Foam Water Bottle (18oz) (Shop on Amazon)

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