Nutrition 101: Hydration

In this series so far,the roles of food, Macro and Micro nutrition and energy balance were discussed. But what about that glass of water that accompanies your meal?

This post is all about hydration for swimmers but would also apply to any active person.

“Swimmers should not make the mistake of thinking that because they exercise in water that fluid intake should not be prioritised. “


“P-scale” (get it?)

Pay attention to the colour of your urine. The darker it is the more dehydrated you are.

Eliminate juices and soda drinks from your diet. They contain useless calories and have a very negative affect on your insulin levels and can leave you tired and drained of energy.

In the next post, we will discuss ergogenic aids and the importance of proper supplementation.

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