How sweaty do you get during a workout? I’m a huge sweaty mess after almost every workout, but I don’t feel bad about it. I love to sweat and get rid of ick chemicals from my body! Sweating actually makes me feel cleaner – don’t forget to shower right after though so 1) you don’t stink 2) it doesn’t go right back into your body.
Sweating is also a great way to regulate your body’s temperature so you don’t get overheated during a grueling workout.
“Sweat is something you need to do regularly — not just because of the cardiovascular and fat-frying benefits of exercise, but also because of its body-cleansing function. By the way, we can generate as much as a gallon of sweat in two hours.” – Dr Michael Roizen, MD
A gallon?! That just seems a little too much!
It’s important to properly hydrate before, during, and after a workout so that you don’t get dehydrated. Old fashioned water will typically do the trick after a lower intensity workout. However, if you had a calorie crushing, super high intensity workout, it isn’t a bad idea to help your body along in balancing itself back out.
Electrolytes (found in sweat) are super important for you and crucial for healthy body function. When we sweat, we typically lose electrolytes that are important to balance our bodies’ fluids. Electrolytes balance fluids between the inside and outside of the cell environments, which aid in hydration, nerve impulses, muscle function, and pH level. With too few electrolytes, muscle weakness, contractions and cramping are common, which can really hurt a good long workout.
Propel recently launched a product the first of its kind, electrolyte water, to replace what is lost while doing all those burpees and high knees. This is the only water among national enhanced water brands with enough electrolytes to help put back what you lose in sweat. They have 9 unflavored and flavored electrolyte waters. I have a prize pack of 6 flavors up for grabs!
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Do you normally just drink water after a workout, or some type of sports drink?