A Note on (Re)-Hydration07/10/2011
As a tennis player, you need to keep yourself hydrated all the time- in other words, keep re-hydrating yourself- since the body loses fluids through sweat and urine.
So hereâ€™s the million dollar tip:
Donâ€™t wait till you are thirsty to drink water.
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Thirst is a sign that you are already de-hydrated.
Keep sipping on water continuously. Force yourself and your kids/students to keep drinking water at regular intervals.
Then, slowly, it will become a habit.
Think of it this way- You donâ€™t wait for the fuel to run out completely before you re-fuel your automobile, do you?
Similarly, donâ€™t wait for yourself to feel thirsty- it is a sign that the bodyâ€˜s fuel tank is empty. Re-fuel it (with water, sports drink & coconut water) before you feel thirsty.
Jet, Set, Go!