Hydration and Exercise – Livewell Vending has the solution!


As the weather starts to warm up, many of us will be coming out of our winter hibernation and kick-starting our exercise regimes. Whether you’re training for a triathlon or simply enjoying getting fit, it’s vital to remain hydrated whilst exercising. 

As a general guide, the European Food Safety Authority suggests women should drink 2 litres of fluids per day (about eight 200ml glasses), whilst men need 2.5 litres (ten 200ml glasses). In terms of energetic activity, you should be able to exercise at any time of the day, as long as you’ve kept hydrated throughout the day. The amount of hydration needed will vary from individual to individual but as a general rule, if you’re exercising for less than an hour, drinking water should be sufficient to ensure you remain properly hydrated. Whilst exercising, it is suggested that sipping water at twenty minute intervals is better than gulping down large quantities. In practical terms, it’s as easy as taking a bottle of water with you on your run or making sure you have a drink handy during your gym session.

If you are undertaking strenuous exercise for over an hour (ie marathon training, cycling) you may find a sports drink beneficial, as they can boost your energy levels. At Livewell Vending, we can meet all your hydration needs; our Hydration Station offers a range of bottled water and fruit juices whilst you can refuel with the energy drinks at our Active Station.

Once you’ve finished exercising, you’ll no doubt want to grab a drink, which is essential for restoring your fluid levels and helping muscle recovery.

If you’re not drinking enough fluids before, during and after exercise, you may become dehydrated. In most cases, simply ensuring regular consumption of liquids will be enough to ensure good hydration. Remember, if you’re thirsty, that’s your body’s way of reminding you to drink as you could be at risk of becoming dehydrated.

For more information about our Vetail™ Revolution at Livewell Vending Ltd, please contact Aaron Prout MD on 07817 892 830 or email Liz Hines, Business Manager on


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