Backpacks

Backpacks

Hydration backpacks and bottles: Camelbak, Geigerrig, USWE. Keeps you hydrated even on longer trips. The human body is approximately 60 percent water. Even a moderate level of dehydration has huge effects on your body: In a dehydrated state, your muscles fatigue and can develop cramps. Hydration keeps your heart rate lower. Both aerobic and endurance activities are affected, performance drops in a hot environment and as dehydration increases. Hydration keeps you from overheating. As you exercise, your muscles generate heat. The body dissipates this heat through sweat, and as the sweat evaporates, it cools the tissues beneath. Since sweat is made up of about 95% water, you need water in order to sweat normally. Water acts as a lubricant for muscles and joints and it helps cushion joints to keep muscles working properly. Approximately 70-75% of muscle is made up of water, so maintaining the right water balance is necessary for peak muscle performance. For example, a 1 hour run can consume 1-2 liters of water, during the run, depending of person, weather, intensity etc. You need to hydrate before, during and after a exercise. Studies show a 1% loss in body fluid will slow you down 2%, as an average you loose 2%-5% every hour of dehydrating.

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