COME ON, IS THERE ANY POINT TO FOAM ROLLING?
Do I really need to drink more water in the summer?
Yes. But it’s not because your body’s H20 needs suddenly spike the minute we hit daylight saving. “Everyone has their own fluid requirements, depending on their height, weight and level of physical activity,” says dietitian Alana Macdonald. “Your baseline fluid requirements don’t change from season to season, but circumstances mean you need a little more in the summer months.” Why? It’s simple: you sweat more – and the more fluid you lose from sweating, the more you’ll need to drink to replenish it. And we’re not just talking about the purposeful perspiring you do when powering through a circuit in a sunny park. That dewy slick on your forehead while you’re sandwiched between commuters counts, too. “Aim to drink at least 1.5 litres daily, all year round,” suggests Macdonald. “And if you’re working out hard, drink extra.” How much? There’s no hard-and-fast rule, but your wee is a good indicator of how hydrated you are. Pale to clear is your goal. Cheers to that.