Hydrate With Water To Optimise Your Snowboarding

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Water is the essence of life. The human body is composed of about 65% water, so It is no surprise that it is essential to your well-being and snowboard performance.

Water assists with every function and system in the body, from your skin to cells, muscles, and bones. For snowboard optimisation It’s crucial to hit the slopes fully hydrate, otherwise, performance and concentration can suffer. When focus goes accidents can happen!

W&R Tip:

If you are dehydrated you might find leg burn will set in a lot quicker! Drink 2 glasses of water as soon as you wake up before you hit the slopes.

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Dehydration over a period of time can lead to a whole host of problems in the body. The digestive system becomes clogged, you will easily fatigue and experience kidney, bladder and skin problems. Due to the rise in popularity of sodas and sports drinks fewer numbers of people are drinking enough water daily.

How Much Water Should You Drink A Day

It can be easy to forget to drink water when charging lap after lap. If you are already feeling thirsty, it’s too late! This is a sign that the body is already badly dehydrated.

Drink continuously throughout the day to keep your body in optimal shape. Have at least 1.5 liters per day. Some people even aim to drink over 2.5L.

An amazing way to kick start your day is by having a few glasses with a squeeze of lemon. It helps to balance out blood pressure, expel toxins and starts your digestive system. It is essential to keep hydrated all throughout the day, from morning till night! Numerous foods like celery and broccoli can help with your hydration mission.

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If you are thirsty throughout the day and especially after exercise, it’s vital to hydrate. Pop, sports drinks and sugary tea drinks simply will not hydrate you and quench your thirst like H2O does. The sugar and salt contained in those style of drinks actually dehydrate your body. These drinks contain such a high sugar contain they can cause a blood sugar spike and resulting crash. This leaves you craving more sugar and still not efficiently hydrated.

Water is also your best friend if weight loss is what you’re after! It aids our digestive system and speeds up metabolism. It can make feel fuller quicker if drinking it with a meal.

Have a delicious coffee and swig of H2O before you hit the slopes, to get energized and hydrated. Evolve your body and riding, let it flourish with water!

Check Out This Water Infographic On Dehydration:

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Fraser Johnston

Founder & Trainer at Watch & Ride
CASI Lvl 3 | Evaluator Lvl 2 | Park Evaluator. After coaching and evaluating "instructor training programs" for several seasons, I fell in love with the science of snowboarding. I believe there is no better way to spend a day, than using your body for sport outside in nature! It is always such a joy to guide and watch people reach their potential on the snow, as well as surpass milestones of what they thought was possible.The goal for Watch & Ride is to create fun and simple Virtual Snowboard Lessons that are available to everyone and conveniently accessible. My wish is to grow the sport and evolve the way people learn to snowboard, ensuring they have fun, stay safe and get the best possible experience on the mountain.

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