Working up a sweat is great for your health — provided you’re drinking plenty of water! There’s no way around it: if you’re not well-hydrated, it’s going to take longer to recover from your weekly workouts. Indeed, athletes who don’t drink enough water are more prone to the dreaded delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
Taking into consideration that the majority of Americans are already dehydrated, you should make it a point to add a few extra water breaks into your fitness regime. Let’s take a “deeper dive” into the importance of hydration and explain how our products could help.
What Does Water Have To Do With Stiff Joints?
It’s easy to understand why hydration helps our brain and our kidneys, but it might come as a shock that water could relieve sore muscles. Interestingly, water helps relieve muscle tension by assisting a process known as lymphatic drainage.
Lymphatic nodes are a part of the immune system that helps “flush out” toxins in our bloodstream. Although exercise alone helps this process, you need the water to help “push” the junk along. This is the major reason physical therapists recommend drinking extra water after a massage.
In addition to lymphatic drainage, water is essential for the proper functioning of your joints. If you don’t put enough water into your system, it’s unlikely your joints will be adequately lubricated.
So, how much water do you need? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but a good rule of thumb is to drink ½ your body weight in ounces per day. You should up this water intake on days you’re hitting the gym.
Don’t Forget To Replenish Electrolytes!
But it’s not just water that helps with achy muscles and joints. When we sweat it out on the treadmill, we lose a ton of essential minerals known as “electrolytes.” Many of these miraculous minerals play a crucial role in muscle function and nerve signaling.
While some bottled waters have a few minerals, they usually aren’t enough to fully replenish your system. This is why electrolyte-enhanced sports drinks have become ubiquitous in the professional sports industry.
Unfortunately, many of the most popular sports drinks are chock-full of unpronounceable chemical additives. To make matters worse, these “health drinks” often have heavy traces of artificial sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup. We always recommend sports drinks with pure ingredients like our Hydration Drink Mix.
What Makes Hydration Drink Mix So Special?
Unlike many other hydration boosters, our Hydration Drink Mix packets contain no artificial ingredients or harmful fillers. Each of these lemon-flavored packets only contains the essential electrolytes you need after a grueling day at the gym. For extra relief, we’ve also included a generous dose of hemp-derived CBD to each of these tasty packets. Try it for yourself and feel the difference.