The Benefits Of Water: How Hydration Impacts Performance

The Benefits Of Water: How Hydration Impacts Performance

Posted on May 06, 2022

The human body is 60 to 70% water, and when we’re dehydrated, our body can act up. That’s why it’s so essential to not only hydrate during a workout, but before and afterwards, too. Cirkul is here to make sure you crush your workouts and stay energized with electrolyte enhanced FitSips!

Here are some of the ways that hydration (or alternatively, dehydration) can impact your performance:

  • When you’re dehydrated, your heart rate and temperature increases which makes the exercise you’re doing seem harder.
  • Dehydration also makes it harder for you to absorb water, so trying to rehydrate can make you feel bloated or nauseous.
  • Staying hydrated helps essential energy nutrients move through the body. Essential macronutrients, like carbohydrates, protein and fats which are all used to produce energy, need water to be transported through the body. When you workout, you burn more energy than you normally do. If you’re dehydrated, your body won’t be able to produce as much energy because your body can’t transport the necessary nutrients, which will negatively impact your performance.
  • Hydration is essential for regulating body temperature and ensuring you don’t overheat during your workout.

While it’s always critical to drink water, it’s vital to know how it can impact different parts of your life, like performance. Best practice: Grab your favorite Cirkul FitSip (there are 5 delicious flavors to choose from), twist it into your Cirkul bottle, and drink a bottle of water before and after your workout. Don’t forget to continue hydrating during your workout as well!