As you know, I’m a great believer in keeping fitness simple.
I like products that perform well, and are easy to incorporate into your exercise schedule – with no messing around or additional hassle.
Overly water caught my attention, because it’s exactly that. It might look like another appealingly no-nonsense bottle of water, but actually, this product contains something that’s really valuable when you’re working out – electrolytes.
If you’re familiar with my way of working, you’ll know I’m a big advocate for hydration. It’s only through staying properly hydrated that your body can perform on optimum – yet it’s shocking just how many people forget to drink enough water each day.
It’s so important to stay hydrated. If you don’t know it already, here’s a few reasons why:
- Removing toxins. Water helps your body to flush toxins out of your body, leaving you feeling (and looking) far healthier.
- Temperature control. It also ensures your body maintains a healthy temperature, without overheating.
- Joint lubrication. Additionally, (and this is a key one to all gym-fans), water keeps your joints well lubricated, ensuring greater range of motion and reduced chance of injury.
Obviously, it goes without saying that you should be drinking plenty of water each day. However, sometimes the body can do with a little extra assistance – which is where electrolytes can help.
Now, here’s the science bit. Your body functions on electrical impulses. All your cells, tissues and fluids ‘communicate’ via these impulses, and if they’re not conducting electricity well enough, they won’t function properly. Simple as that.
Electrolytes are essentially super-charged salts, that when dissolved in the body, help those electrical impulses to travel round more effectively. They also ensure that your body retains water better – which is a major plus when you’re working out. If you’re taking Creatine, then this is especially important.
However, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can just chug down some table salt and enjoy the same results. Hell no. Electrolytes are all different types of salt, including chloride, potassium, magnesium and phosphate. You won’t get that from your salt and pepper set at home, folks.
When I put Overly water to the test, I was impressed. It provided an easy, hassle-free way for me to ensure I remained hydrated and in top form when working out. And I’ll be honest, I liked its straightforward, authentic ethos too. This is a product that focuses on delivering what it says ‘on the tin’ – the right level of electrolytes in a pleasant range of flavours.
I’ll be taking a bottle of Overly along to my next work-out – best part is, I can literally throw it in my gym bag and I’m good to go. That’s how I like it!
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