Hydration and Why it’s Important!

2. Recovery

Replenishing fluids after a workout is essential to optimise your recovery. This is due to how it helps your heart rate recover - which is one of the main indicators of how your body rests and repairs – hence why there are a lot of heart rate monitors built in to wearable tech which help to calculate your recovery. A simple test to see if your body has recovered from a hard workout is measuring your resting heart rate immediately upon waking the next day – if it is 10% over your resting heart rate – you may not have fully recovered. Drink enough water and electrolyte post session to help your heart rate and blood volume recover so you are in tip top shape for that next session.

MSK Sports Injury Clinic
Laura Jones
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