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    The importance of water when exercising in cold weather

    If you're keeping fit in cold weather, congratulations for prioritising your health and well-being! There's no better feeling than escaping a stuffy house or office and getting outdoors to enjoy some fresh air; even if it is particularly cold. Whether you go for a brisk walk, enjoy a jog, head to the gym or take a dip in the pool, you'll know that you're doing your entire body a world of good while keeping your moods and emotions in check. In fact, exercise benefits mind and body alike, primarily due to its ability to stimulate the release of feel-good endorphins into your system and balance your blood sugar. It's also important when exercising in winter to remember to drink enough water. Unlike on hot days, people might not feel thirsty when they are outside in the cold, but it's important to remember that a feeling of thirst is a sign that you are actually dehydrated already. Before starting a workout, drink sufficient cold water. If you're at work and heading to the gym at lunch, the mains-fed water coolers are a good source for vital fluids. Forget fancy sports drinks, which are basically full of additives and unnecessary sugars, as mains-fed water coolers will give you the basic H20 that your body needs, dispensing it at a refreshingly cool temperature. If you want to create a sports workout drink, you could simply mix some plain water with a little fruit juice and a pinch of salt, but for many people basic water will be sufficient. Remember too that you'll also need water when you're swimming! The cool of the pool can make you forget that you're sweating as you work out. Some people also weigh themselves before and after exercise to find the difference and then attempt to rehydrate by this amount. This is a scientific approach for fitness fanatics, but care must be taken not to drink too much water. Latest news from Waterlogic, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.