â€śThe more you know, the less you have to carry. The less you know, the more you have to carry.â€ť
– Mors Kochanski
A wise person knows how to handle his problems well and it takes enough knowledge for aÂ person to be wise. With a proper knowledge of everything, one is always prepared. It is just like whenever you go out and do some activities like a workout. No matter how pro you are in the gym if you are not bringing the proper gears and food or drinks to energize you back, it only means you are no pro at all.Â â€śYou can be an expert on anything if you just use logic.â€ť
â€•Â Adam Carolla
Have you ever experienced being too drained or dehydrated every time you do your exercise? Or maybe you have to spend a lot of money by buying those wrong choice of drinks?
With this, here are the 5 best drinks to bring with you during your workout.
Indeed, water is life. Drinking water is a must and by water alone, for 20-30 days one can survive. With that being said, you should be considering bringing this with you during your workouts. Think you need a sports drink during or after exercise? Unless you work out an hour or moreâ€”or are an extremely heavy sweaterâ€”good old H2O is the perfect hydration drink. The best way to make sure youâ€™re getting enough fluids: weigh yourself before and after exercise. Then drink two and a half cups of fluid for every pound youâ€™ve lost.
2.) Protein Shake
Why is it that many bodybuilders in the gym bring and take protein shakes? Well, protein is used for the production of muscles. Proteins are also used to manufacture hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components. Without adequate protein, our bodies cannot put together the structures that make up every cell, tissue, and organ, nor can it generate the biochemical substances needed for cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, growth, and healing.
Not having the adequate amount of protein, our muscles would not heal up as quickly and could, therefore, lead to overtraining your muscle which could lead toÂ injury.
3.) Ginger Shot
Pains after a workout are just normal. But if one is constantly having these pains and aches then one should think of a simple remedy. Instead of heading to the medicine cabinet for a couple of aspirin, make a b-line to the kitchen for some ginger.
According to a 2010 Journal of Pain study, this potent anti-inflammatory root eases post-exercise muscle pain. Itâ€™s also been shown to reduce joint stiffness and swelling too. Try fresh ginger inÂ Carrot, Apple, and Ginger Refresher as an after-workout snack orÂ Curry Ginger Butternut Squash SoupÂ for a soothing supper. It would be better for you to try it. After all, there is no harm in trying.
4.) Tomato Juice
Doing some strenuous like biking or running in an hour or more, you are not just losing fluids.Â Electrolytes like sodium and potassium are also the things that you sweat out. You could replace them with a sports drink or you could chase down some water with a glass of tomato juice. It is filled with potassium and sodium. One eight-ounce glass delivers six-and-a-half times the sodium and 15 times the potassium you would get from your standard sports drink.
So for your next workout session why not grab a tumbler and fill it up with tomato juice. Save your body from future illness, pains or aches. It is just a matter of being prepared, right? Do it early so that it will become your next habit. It will not cost you that much if you want to avoid hospital bills.