If you’re starting the New Year with a fitness and health resolution, congratulations! Being healthy is the cornerstone of a happy and successful life, and nothing feels better than being fit and well to take on the world. Remember, though, that you will need to stay hydrated as you work out, otherwise you will rapidly tire and struggle. If you have ever experienced a headache, leaden limbs and sore muscles during exercise – and poor recovery afterwards – these could well be the signs of dehydration. The fact is, most people spend much of the day in a state of mild dehydration, and have the subtle symptoms to show for it – for example, a tension headache, congested skin, lack of energy and failure to concentrate. It's very easy to rectify the problem and become adequately hydrated, however, and when you do, your body should respond quickly. Head to the mains-fed water coolers at work and fill up a large jug of cold water in the morning to drink at your desk. Before going to the gym, head back to the same mains-fed water coolers and bring a plastic workout bottle with you. You should already have a good level of base hydration and this handy water pack will keep you topped up during your workout, when your hydration needs increase. Sip your water at intervals rather than gulping it all at once and you should find your workouts become easier and more effective. Do not be tempted to buy expensive sports or recovery drinks, which are basically just water with sugar and additives thrown in for taste. Basic water is sufficient for most people. That said, those who are working out at an elite level may wish to add a little salt and sugar to the mix, or combine their water with some fresh juice. Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.