Hydration & Saunas
Drinking plenty of water is important because hydration plays a key role in our overall health, especially for individuals who sweat a lot. Consistent exercise and sauna sessions are great for boosting energy. Maintaining healthy weight and defending against long term disease and illness are other benefits of saunas. Saunas induce a large amount of sweat as our bodies adjust to the heat. We offer a unique partner discount with Sunlighten Saunas. Our discount saves you $200 and $100 on cabins and solos respectively, plus free shipping when you mention: FaceTheCurrent, and greatly recommend their use along with a personal hydration plan.
Water consumption can be effectively guided by statistical analysis and data collection. This is accomplishable at home by anyone with a standard weight scale. Calculating crucial figures like your sweat rate makes possible more accurate preparation and hydration for an activity, like a sauna session. Doing a little math may seem daunting. In reality though, it requires minimal effort and is much more effective than guessing when it comes to our personal health.
Many different factors have an effect on your sweat rate, which varies from person to person. These factors include body weight, fitness, hydration, temperature, humidity, clothing, and intensity of activity. Athletes work hard to hone their crafts and abilities, and hydration is a major component of high level training plans required to be at the top of the game.
An athlete drinks on average 400-600 ml, or 12-20 oz, of water two hours before intense exercise. This same preparation can help make the most of a sauna session with a discounted Sunlighten cabin or solo, available when you mention: FaceTheCurrent. Water consumption directly before and after working out is extremely important. Consistent maintenance of water levels will also help your body to perform at its best.
Based on your own activity level and sweat rate, you can see how you might adjust your plan to fit your body and wellness goals. Determining your baseline sweat rate for a specific activity is a simple formula:
Pre-activity weight – Post-activity weight + Ounces consumed during activity = Sweat rate
You can use this equation for any activity you do during the day and get an idea of how much water you need to replace the fluids you use when you’re exerting energy and sweating. For your sauna sessions, here’s how to use the equation:
Find Your Sauna Sweat Rate
- Weigh yourself without clothes right before you step into the sauna. The more exact weight you can measure the better – you need to know specific ounces.
- Enjoy your sauna session and write down the temperature, time, what you wore, and what you did (relax, stretch, yoga, meditate), and how much water you drank (or didn’t drink) during your session in ounces.
- Weigh yourself without clothes immediately after you step out of the sauna.
- Your weight loss is the measure of your sweat rate. (1 pound lost = 16 oz of fluid)
- If you drank water during your session, add in the number of ounces you consumed to the weight you lost.
- The resulting measure of ounces is your sweat rate for that activity and is a baseline for you to use going forward. You now have an idea of how much you want to hydrate to prepare for your session and rehydrate after.
Personal Hydration Plans & Saunas
Everyone sweats a little bit differently, and everyone has a unique lifestyle or pattern of activity. You should do what works best for you when considering how to hydrate, exercise, and use your sauna. To get started on a personal hydration plan, you can start by figuring out your sweat rate for different activities. The formula is simple and works for anything. You can plan on drinking water varying on activity levels throughout the day, helping keep you at the optimal hydration level.
Although being prepared and having a personal hydration plan is important, thirst is still one of the best guides for determining fluid intake. Always listen to your body. Optimal health goals can be achieved best through a holistic perspective with proper maintenance and care for the body. Technology is slowly making its way into the hydration world. A new product recently introduced connects an app to track your biodata.
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