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  • Sports Regimes and the Role of Water

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    Sports Regimes and the Role of Water

    Come January, most people are hitting the gym, swimming pool, running track or cycle routes with renewed enthusiasm, which is hardly surprising as this is the traditional month for making new resolutions to get fit and healthy. It certainly is fantastic to feel all fired up and ready to take on new challenges! Make sure yours get off to the right start by introducing plenty of fresh water into your healthy new regime. If you're cycling home from work, fill up a bottle from the office water coolers at lunch. If you're enrolled in a lunch time gym glass, head to the bottled water dispenser beforehand and enjoy a cold glass before you head to your workout. If you do, you'll perform and feel better when you get there. It is well worth knowing too that sports drinks are entirely unnecessary when it comes to improving your sports performance and achieving your health goals. In fact, some of these drinks can actually hinder your progress as they tend to contain a lot of sugar and additives. Look at the labels for sucrose, fructose or anything ending in 'ose' to get an idea of the sugar content. You only need a 'sports' drink if you're training very hard and for long periods of time. In such instances, a bottle of fresh water with a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar are perfectly adequate to rebalance your body salts and electrolytes. It's basically water, which is all you need to hydrate. You can also mix up your own health drinks with water and fresh juices, rather than buying expensive smoothies, which are packed with sugar and can damage your teeth if enjoyed too regularly. Remember, water is the key for sports hydration and you'll need (slightly) more than the usual eight glasses a day if you are doing more sports and exercise in a bid to get healthy. Latest news from Waterlogic, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.