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Infographics | Nutrition Check: Hydration

Did you know that being even slightly dehydrated can impair performance? Depending on the type of athlete you are, dehydration can negatively impact your endurance and strength by as much as 30%. That’s a big difference!

It is a no-brainer that you need to eat well to get enough energy to perform, but it is equally important to get enough fluids. As an athlete or an artist, you need a good quantity of electrolytes, especially potassium and sodium. Water is not always enough as it might be a good idea to add beverages packed with electrolytes or electrolyte additives to your water. Adding more fruits and veggies with soups or smoothies is also a great avenue to stock up on electrolytes!
If you don't feel like you drink enough water, start first by always carrying a bottle of water with you. If you want to improve the quantity of water you drink daily, increase your intake by 16 ounces every two days. It will make it easier to incorporate into your routine. 
 
One more thing. If you want to drink alcohol, do it in moderation (of course), and try to drink water while doing it. A hangover can take between 2 and 4 days to return to your usual level of hydration...
 
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