Recently, Propel taught us a few things about hydration that I wanted to share with you.
For example, you may already be showing up for your workout slightly dehydrated, which can obviously affect your performance. If youâ€™ve had a few glasses of wine the night before, a lot of coffee that day or just a busy day and you didnâ€™t have time to hydrate, well, you may be a little dehydrated.
A good guideline they gave us is to drink .07 to .10 ounces of fluid per pound of bodyweight. For a 130-pound woman (not me, LOL), thatâ€™d equate to about 9-13 ounces, 4 hours before your workout.
The best way to know how hydrated you are? The pee test! If itâ€™s lemonade color, youâ€™re good; dark, youâ€™re not.
Of course, during a workout, you need to keep drinkingâ€”especially in the summer months! Propel is great for this because even if youâ€™re the type of person who is bad at remembering to stay hydrated, itâ€™s too tasty not to drink!Â
Although Iâ€™m good at remembering to drink while running or doing outside activities, when I started taking group fitness classes often, if I forgot a drink, Iâ€™d often just go without. I donâ€™t need one! Yeah, you do, Theodora.
If you weigh yourself both before and after a workout, you can tell your sweat rate. I recently did this after a sweaty run, and found that my sweat rate (that day) was about 16 ounces. Youâ€™re supposed to replace every pound of sweat lost with 16-24 ounces, so I was right on target with my 24-ounce peach Propel. (Have you guys tried that new flavor? Itâ€™s amazing.)
Do you stay hydrated enough? Any hydration fun facts you want to share with the class?