Quick Reminder To Check Hydration Status After Training!

Weigh yourself!

Yup, take your weight after exercise and divide by your weight before to estimate fluid loss e.g. 79/80kg = 1% loss of body weight. The weight lost is going to be water, and this will have happened through sweating and insensible losses such as moisture lost through breathing and heat.

To give you an idea, 1kg weight loss is equal to approx. 1L fluid lost. In order to hydrate properly consume 150% of fluid losses over the next 1-2 hours after exercise. Therefore consume 1.5L fluid within 1-2 hours after exercise e.g. x3 small bottles of water or isotonic drinks with some carbs and elec.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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