Drinking water is important, because within our body we have millions of cells that are known as Inter cellular fluid. Water is responsible for maintaining inter cellular and outer cellular fluids in our body, these fluids are responsible for blood plasma and spinal fluid.
It's essential to revive your body with fluids post workout. During exercise water is lost and increase the risk of dehydration this can be dangerous. Dehydration makes the body shutdown, without regular drinks the body is unable to function properly.
These are the steps of dehydration, 1 being the lowest form of dehydration 6 being the highest.
- Body temp raise
- Decrease in endurance perform
- Heat cramp, chill and nausea
- Headaches & dizziness
- Heat stroke , no sweat or urine
Electrolytes are often lost during exercise through sweat.Common way to replenish your electrolytes is through high energy sports drinks. These drinks are often rich in potassium and sodium, they are designed to leave the stomach quicker delivering the electrolytes faster across the body.
Voltages are sent across our soft tissue muscles membranes helping them to contract and activate. The heart is a prime muscle that uses electrolytes to maintain its constant beat.
Protein is not stored as muscle but is located in our cells, in order for you to gain muscle growth you have to intake protein. Like the building a house you need bricks, protein delivers the building blocks for our muscle house to develop.
In order for you muscle to store muscle you need to eat within 2 hours of finishing your workout. This meal should to be rich in protein as this will make sure that all muscles are replenished and all the hard work is kept in the body.