By the time you are thirsty, your body is already dehydrated.
Many of us are living hectic lives and just forget to stop for a drink or don’t realise we’re thirsty, mistaking the signals for hunger.
Exercise is particularly dehydrating. Rob McEnaney, Fitness Instructor at Pulse 8, says, “Drinking water before exercise is essential as replacing lost fluids is key to a healthy, beneficial workout”. According to research even a tiny loss of just 1.5 % is the tipping point at which your mood, energy levels, and cognitive function all drop.