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STAR Blog #2 – Staying Hydrated

Welcome to the second edition of the Sports Training & Recovery Australia Blog. A dedicated space to bring you training and recovery tips to help you be #AtYourBest

If you are anything like us, you can’t wait for winter to end and the warmer days of spring & summer to begin.

The good news is that Spring is just over a month away and we’ll soon see sunnier days return. We always find it’s just that little bit easier to get up in the mornings at 5am when the sun is starting to peak through and it’s a nice temperature outside.

This is a good reminder that whether it be cold or warm, staying hydrated should remain high on your priority list.

Did you know that even during the winter months, sweat evaporates more rapidly in the cold, dry air, and that can result in dehydration.

Without the sweat, we are tricked into thinking we are not losing fluids as rapidly as during a hot, summer day. Cooler temperatures can also reduce the body’s thirst response.

Therefore, it’s still vital that you’re consuming water and/or electrolytes throughout the day throughout the day, especially if you’re an athlete.

As an example, we always recommend people consume a standard 600m bottle of water before and during all our session here at STAR. Even more importantly before jumping in our infrared recovery sauna. This is so you can take full advantage of each session full benefits.

The radiant heat from our infrared sauna surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues increasing oxygen flow and circulation.

Using our Sanctuary Sauna helps to remove impurities from your cells, specifically the cells inside our fat where our body stores waste and harmful toxins such as cholesterol and heavy metals. When used properly, our infrared sauna will help improve your overall wellness.

So remember to keep a drink bottle by your side and keep your body well hydrated no matter the weather.

We hope to see you down at STAR soon to help you be #AtYourBest

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