Competing, or taking part in sporting events? Make sure to optimise your hydration.

Endurance athletes taking part in longer competitions are more prone to dehydration. That being said, all athletes should ensure that they consume enough of the right kind of water. Dehydration can negatively impact your performance on both a physical and mental level.

You can’t rely on feeling thirsty when it comes to hydrating your body as an athlete. The main reason is that exercise suppresses thirst. So even though you’ll be losing a lot of water through sweating, you might not know it because your body won’t signal thirst while you’re exercising. So what should you do?

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

When it comes to athletes, the need for hydration becomes more prevalent. What if drinking the right amount and the best kind of water (not protein shakes, supplements, etc.) is the key to boosting your athletic performance?

While practice, nutrition, sleep and lifestyle play a huge role in your ability to excel in any given sport, hydration is always the foundation. The aim of this article is to enhance your water IQ, so that you can take your game to the next level.