The Importance of Staying Hydrated

As those of you who have participated in a martial arts program know and others can well imagine, martial arts can be a vigorous physical workout. In this post, UMAC would like to emphasize the importance of staying hydrated during such a workout.

In order to stay cool and prevent overheating, the human body produces sweat. So especially during a workout, such as in martial arts, the body loses water primarily through sweat. Most people probably don’t know that a person sweats out approximately one quart of water during one hour of vigorous exercise!

Of course, you should drink water during a workout, so keep a water bottle with you. However, it is equally important to drink water before and after exercise. It is important to stay hydrated before, during, and after physical activity to keep your energy level up, to keep you focused, and to help keep your muscles hydrated, minimizing soreness after the workout.

Without sufficient water, your body and muscles will become dehydrated, which can cause a whole host of problems. Proper hydration is something that everyone needs to think about when engaging in physical activity in order to ensure that their workouts are productive and successful, which is what we at UMAC want all of our students’ experiences to be.

Our instructors will take you step by step through your first lesson to help you evaluate and determine which of our martial art programs is right for you. Best of all, you don’t need to have previous experience or need to be in shape, and you don’t need to be flexible or anything else to get started. Please call 978-762-0454 to set up a time to try a free lesson!

By: United Martial Arts Center

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