There's never a bad time to rehydrate, but some times are notoriously better than others. Keep reading to learn your most optimal times for a swig, and why!
1. As soon as you wake up
Whether you’re up at 5am to hit the gym, or simply floundering home after a night out, you can never start your hydration game too early. A full night sleep (if you’re getting your 8 hours, ahem) is a long time without drinking, so it’s always a good idea to down a glass of water as soon as you rise. An added squeeze of lemon will help wake your taste buds and your internal organs, or enjoy a scoop of the Daily for optimal hydration benefits.
2. After a sweaty workout
The salt party you taste on your skin after a sweaty workout – that’s the essential electrolytes seeping out of you body. This includes important minerals like sodium, potassium and magnesium. Replacing with electrolytes during or after a workout is key to maintaining peak performance and supporting your bodies recovery.
3. Before, during and after a drinking alcohol
If you’re like us and enjoy a cold one from time to time.. you’ll already know the harsh reality of how alcohol effects your morning after. Alcohol being a diuretic, effectively strips your body of electrolytes. Drinking water alongside your bev of choice whilst at the pre-game, during the party, and when you get home can minimise your potential for a hellish hangover. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
4. When drinking coffee
Love your afternoon cup of joe? Keep in mind that with coffee being high in caffeine, like alcohol it’s diuretic properties means you may be urinating more frequently, which may affect your hydration status. Accompany your ritualistic hot or cold brew with a glass of water. You’ll feel much better for it.
As a general rule of thumb, don’t wait ‘til you’re thirsty to drink. Thirst is a sign you’re already dehydrated.
Stay hydrated to level up your day or thrive through the night!