Chalk Talk: Quick Tips to Stay Injury Free (Part 1)

Quick Tips To Stay Injury Free (pt 1)

There are so many tips out there to help you stay on top of your fitness game. Tons of coaches and personal trainers have flooded the internet and books on how to stay injury free and in consistent “good shape”. Without redeveloping all the ideas out there, I’ll hit on a few things in a few installments as reminders of what you need to be doing to stay in the gym and out of the doctors office!

Stay Hydrated!  It gets hot in Florida during the summer. I mean REALLY HOT. Even when you’re not working out, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. On average, an adult male should drink about 3 liters and adult female should drink about 2.2 liters of water daily. A quick way to keep track is to try to drink eight-8 ounce glasses of water each day. This should keep you in the regulated norm. If you’re working out vigorously, don’t be shy about drinking more!

Water is always the best option to rehydrate, but there are other options. Believe it or not, some foods can also help you stay hydrated! Many fruits like grapes, watermelon and grapefruit contain a high percentage of water. Sports drinks can be very helpful, especially when exercising. The drink’s carbohydrates should come from glucose, sucrose, and/or fructose — all of which are easily and quickly absorbed into your body.  You can also use water additives to help you get the most out of your water. Products like Hydro Cell from Ten Performance has no added calories, sugars, flavoring or dyes has been proven to be extremely useful in rehydration and the absorption of water to your cells.

Try to stay away from drinks that contain caffeine like coffee, tea, etc.  These drinks contain diuretics that can cause you to lose instead of retain water.

Hydration Tips!
– Keep a bottle of water with you during the day. 
– Spruce it up, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink.
– Be sure to drink water before, during, and after a workout.
– When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. Thirst is often confused with hunger. 
– If you have trouble remembering to drink water, drink on a schedule.

Here’s just a snippet of what you can do to stay injury free and hydrated! Stay tuned for more tips in the future and remember that Ability is Limitless!