The Georgia heat is no joke. While it is only May, the temperatures are definitely starting to rise and the humidity that we all know and love is starting to make it’s way back around. If you have stuck with your workout routine while the weather has been cooler, then you haven’t realized how challenging the warm weather can make it when you’re pushing your body to the next level. At Thrive Fitness, we want to do our best to continue to challenge you to improve and go to the next level. However, we want to make sure that you do it safely. As the months get warmer, we want to ensure that you are prepared to care for yourself when the temperatures get to the point where accidents can happen.
Water at All Times
When temperatures get high it’s an absolute must that you have water on you. This is important year round, but the amount of water that you drink when it’s hot out should increase. Whether you have to carry a spare water bottle around, or you keep one in a few different places, make sure that you have access to water at all times. Finding a water bottle that you can use during your CrossFit workouts can ensure that you are easily hydrated while you’re going through the workout. If you run out of the water, take the time to fill it up. When your body becomes dehydrated it can lead to some serious issues, so just take the time you need to fuel your body.
Track your Hydration
It can be hard to count a number of water bottles that you’re drinking a day, but that isn’t the only way that you can track your level of hydration. One of the oldest tricks in the book is to check your urine throughout the day. The lighter it is, the more hydrated you are, while the darker it is the more water you need to start drinking. This isn’t the most scientific way to go about tracking your hydration, but it is a good way to get an idea of where your body is right then.
Eat a Rich Diet
Water isn’t the only thing that affects the level of hydration that we have, our diet also impacts the level of hydration that our body is at. Consider this, salty foods soak up more water than others that we intake, so it’s best to stay away from these and maintain a diet that offers a lot of nutrition from whole foods. In regards to working out, make sure that whatever your snack of choice is before a workout, that it’s low in salt so that you can soak up any water that you can benefit from any water that you drink during your workout, rather than the salt soaking it up.
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