Drinking Enough Water

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

When you’re looking at getting fit and staying fit, your body needs all the fuel it can get. Much of your body is made up of water, which is why drinking fluids every day is so crucial. According to health authorities, we should all be drinking at least eight glasses of water per day or around two litres, but we’re not. Everyday Australians are walking around in a constant state of dehydration, with average water consumption at about 1.2 litres a day, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

If a little over a litre per day is all you’re consuming without taking into consideration sweat and fluid lost through exercise, then it’s time to make a change. If you take an active approach to water intake, your body will thank you for it.

What Are the Signs of Dehydration?

Many Australians become dehydrated every day, and they don’t even know it. Then, when they go to work out, that dehydration becomes worse.


Signs of dehydration include:

  • Feeling overly thirsty
  • Having a dry mouth
  • Feeling fatigued
  • Not urinating frequently
  • Yellow urine
  • Headaches
  • Dizzy spells
  • Dry skin

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Right Footwear

How to Choose the Right Footwear for Training

Believe it or not, choosing the first pair of gym shoes or sneakers you see to begin your new fitness routine may not be the best decision to make. While the shoes might be on sale or are a recommended brand, your needs when it comes to footwear are unique. Therefore, you need to put time and effort into choosing the right shoes for your training requirements.

Most shoes on the market fall into one of four categories;

Motion control –  more supportive, rigid, and heavy – better for runners who are a little heavy-footed or have flat feet.

Stability – better for those who roll their feet inward when they run.

Cushioned – decent, all-around gym shoe that is both comfortable and supportive.

Minimalist – best way in which to feel like you’re running in bare feet with a little bit of support.

Very few people realise how shoes can differ both in style and support, but it’s crucial to help you choose the right pair of shoes for your fitness training requirements. However, with all these unique features on offer from one manufacturer to the next, you also need to pay particular attention to how comfortable they are.

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