When you are hydrated you feel stronger and can exercise more effectively. This is because your heart can pump blood more easily around your body, transporting oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and brain, fuelling your muscles, boosting your energy levels and help you to concentrate.
When you exercise you can lose water through your breathing and sweating. Dehydration leads to muscle fatigue and loss of co-ordination. You may also be more likely to suffer from muscle cramps and find it harder to control your core temperature.
Although generally a Pilates session may not be strenuous enough to cause you to sweat buckets, you will still lose some water and likely more water than if you weren’t moving.
So, when your muscles feel too tired to finish a Pilates session or you forget which is your right leg and left arm, take a break, grab a drink of water and then get back to it.
Drinking enough will help you get the most out of your Pilates session and feel good whilst doing it.
You can find Pilates sessions to follow along and do on my YouTube channel.
Or you can join one of my classes if you are local to me.
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