Are you eating and drinking enough water before your workout? If you have to ask, you probably not drinking enough.

The reality is that your body is your vehicle, so you have to keep it running while you workout. Not eating or drinking enough water before your workout does not just mess up your gains, it also puts you at health risk, increasing your chances of serious injury.

We have come up with a few guidelines on how to avoid under-fuelling before your work out.

Eat according to your fitness goals
At the very least, you should have a snack within an hour before your workout. But in terms of larger meals, that largely depends on what kind of workout you’ll be doing.

For long bouts of endurance activity, opt for a carb-heavy meal two to three hours before a workout to give you the fuel to maintain your energy.

Pay attention to your pee
Hydration is a crucial part of fuelling before your workout. If you’re even slightly dehydrated, your performance will decrease and you may be putting yourself at risk of injury. If you notice a change of colour on your pee, then you should know there is something you are not doing right, which is drinking enough water!

Drink enough water
Whether you’re a professional athlete who trains for several hours or you have a low-to-moderate routine, keep your body hydrated with small, frequent sips of water.

Eating a giant meal before a workout might make you feel sluggish, but that’s not an excuse to avoid eating and drinking altogether.

Pressure Coolers is your go-to company for your hydration needs. Our Live Chat team can help you build a perfect hydration package. All our water dispensers are suitable for homes and offices. If you have any questions, please call us on 0208 670 2000 or send us an email with your query at

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