When you work out, do you drink plenty of water?  You should if you want to stay hydrated and keep your mind and body refreshed.  Water is a healthy fluid and the recommended consumption is at least eight glasses per day, irrespective of whether you work out or not.

Besides quenching your thirst, have you ever wondered about water’s other benefits?

At Fit Hire, we think water is wonderful.  Read on to find out why…

Water gives you energy

Drinking water helps to fight the symptoms of fatigue, it actively boosts your energy levels and puts a little ‘zing’ in your step.

Stay topped up with water and you’ll think clearer, focus better and be able to concentrate more effectively.

It gets rid of toxins

When you work out, you sweat and water seeps from your body.  Toxins are removed at the same time and that is a good thing.  However, that fluid needs to be replaced, so the more you sweat, the more water you’ll need to drink.

It keeps you regular

Water is good for your digestive system too.  Drink plenty of it and you’ll be as regular as clockwork, which might prove helpful when you’re planning your workouts.

Furthermore, a healthy digestive system won’t make you feel so bloated – a definite bonus when it comes to lifting weights, riding an exercise bike or using the rowing machine.

Your skin looks better

People work out because they want to feel and look better.  By drinking plenty of water, you’ll improve your complexion and protect your face from acne and wrinkles.  Water can work miracles in this respect – drink it in sufficient quantity and your skin should have a healthy and rosy glow.

It’s free!

The other great thing about water for workouts is that it is totally free.  Okay, you have to pay water rates but at least you don’t have to pay excessively for fancy French bottled water.

Try topping up a drink bottle from the tap; not only is it cheaper, it’s miles better for you than isotonic drinks!