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Water is Life. Drink Up.Brita filtered water provides excellent fuel for energy and is a key element for athletic training and maintaining a healthy weight. Drinking great-tasting Brita® water is an easy habit to start and maintain. The better water tastes, the more you’ll drink. Brita® products make it easy to keep water anywhere — at home, on the go, and especially when you’re working out.
The key element to a better workout is quickly replacing the fluids you lose when you exercise. Just think about the difference water makes for your body when you need it most. It staves off exhaustion, helps you rebound from a tough visit to the gym and leads to better sleep. It’s a key ingredient in your game plan for maintaining a healthy workout regimen.
Your muscles love water
Casual and professional athletes know the value of water before, during and after exercise. You feel more energy and more flexibility when you get the right amount of water every day. And, many health experts would argue that for an athlete to perform at his or her peak, it is very important to be properly hydrated. Water may help alleviate and sometimes prevent muscle fatigue and other effects of consistent exercise and exertion.2
Water may help alleviate and sometimes prevent backaches, muscle fatigue, joint pain, and other effects of consistent exercise and exertion.
Water tips for athletes
- Eat a balanced meal and drink plenty of water 24 hours before an intense workout
- Drink two glasses of water before exercise
- Drink water at regular intervals while you exercise
- Weigh yourself before and after vigorous workouts to make sure you’ve replaced the fluids lost from working out
- If your urine is dark after exercising, drink more water
- Avoid beverages high in sugar while exercising
You may need water when…
You feel the symptoms of dehydration coming on. These symptoms may be more extreme and happen more frequently for athletes. According to the Mayo Clinic a healthy adult can usually treat mild to moderate dehydration by drinking more fluids, such as water or a sports drink. They recommend you get immediate medical care if you develop severe signs and symptoms such as extreme thirst, a lack of urination, shriveled skin, dizziness and confusion.3
“Healthy Ways to Reach Your Hydration Goal”
Water doesn’t have to be plain for it to count towards your total daily intake. Try this Brita Refresh-ipe to boost flavor even more without added calories.
Water and your weight
Water is not a fad diet. It’s nature’s appetite suppressant and helps you metabolize fat while aiding in digestion. It’s important to remember about 30% of your water intake comes from food and most diets limit your caloric intake; so remember to drink plenty of water when you are trying to lose weight. In your quest to look and feel the best you can, it’s one of the simplest ways you can reach your goal.1