There has been lots happening this month at Instinct Sports Nutrition.
Shout out to Nicola Wadey on breaking her PB by 28 min
“What a morning!! Melbourne Marathon was a huge success! I could not have done a 28MIN PB!!! without great nutrition and hydration. Instinct Sports Nutrition has helped me train hard and recover to get the most out of my body. Knowing I am giving my body the cleanest products to power me through training and race days gives me amazing confidence. In fact a 28min PB in this mornings Melbourne Marathon shows how much good nutrition pays off! Huge thank you to Instinct for your awesome products” Nicola Wadey
The Importance Of Hydration
Summer is almost upon us! Whilst it’s very important to remember to Slip, Slop and Slap; it’s just as important to remain hydrated. Once the temperatures rise, whether you’re playing sports, travelling or just relaxing in the sun, getting enough to drink is extremely important.
So how do you keep hydrated? The amount of water a person needs to keep their hydration levels up differs from person to person. Climatic conditions, clothing worn, exercise intensity and duration can also increase/decrease the amount of water you need to consume. Thirst isn’t always the best indicator that you need to drink; If you get thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. The easiest thing to do is pay attention to the colour of your urine. Pale and clear means you’re well hydrated, if it’s dark, drink more fluids.
People who perspire heavily, have a medical condition or take certain medications may also need to carefully consider their water intake. Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cystic Fibrosis sufferers in particular may require an increase in water consumption. Some medications can also act as a diuretic, making the body lose more fluid quickly. If you are unsure whether any underlying medical conditions or treatments may cause a drop in your hydration levels, please consult your health professional.
If you want to know exactly how much fluid you need, we recommend weighing yourself before and after exercise to see how much you’ve lost through perspiration. It’s a good method for athletes training in the hot summer months. For every kilogram of sweat you lose, that’s a litre of water you’ll need to replenish. Not sweating during vigorous physical activity can be a red flag that you’re dehydrated to the point of developing heat exhaustion.
It is important to prepare for events or a long training block by pre-hydrating. Consuming 1 litre of Instinct Rehydration the day before and 1 litre on the day of any event will keep you in an optimal state of hydration. Also, during your event or training you must remember that, in addition to the Instinct Rehydration, you need to keep your water intake up as well. This will enable you to finish your event in a better overall condition and aid in your recovery process.
As some of you may know, Instinct Sports sponsored Dave Alley as he ran around Australia recently. The journey lasted around six months and as Instincts’ products were an important part of Dave’s daily nutrition ritual, we thought we would share some of the statistics and milestones Dave managed to reach.
- As a Father, Police Officer and an Athlete, David has three World Records and one world first to be proud of.
- David’s first World Record was in 2011 when he CYCLED around Australia: 14, 251km in 37 days 20 hours 45 minutes at an average of 377km/day.
- In 2015 he RAN around Australia. In the process breaking two more World Records: 10,000km in 127 days 10 hours 51 minutes and the official around Australia distance of 13,383km in 169 days 15 hours 31 minutes. (He ran a total distance around Australia of 13,792km at an average of 79km/day with no rest days)
- David is the first athlete to have completed both the Cycle and Run around Australia and in the process David has raised six figure sums for charity.
Congratulations go out to the following TeamInstinct members,
- Mitch Larkin who last week swam the fastest time in the world this year for the 100m backstroke,
- Erin Bell and Renae Ingles who helped the Australian Diamonds retain the Consolation Cup
- Adrian Pang who successful won is One FC fight in China.
Keep a look out this week for our Christmas specials