Shropshire gym holding special event urging people to stay hydrated when exercising

A Shropshire health charity is urging people to make sure they keep hydrated while getting fit this summer.

Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre at the Telford Forge Retail Park will hold a hydration event on July 22 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. to give people the chance to talk to experts about the importance of drinking enough water.

A representative from Lucozade will give a presentation on the benefits of staying hydrated.

Boots pharmacists will also be on hand to give advice and NO7 makeup girls will be giving skin hydration tests as well as free makeup tips.

“Our experts will be able to discuss the importance of hydration,” said Lee Wheeler, sales manager at the Telford gym.

“It is estimated up to 75 per cent of the UK population are chronically dehydrated without even knowing it.

“We want people to understand the effects of dehydration on their own body and learn what they can do to stay hydrated.”

Mr Wheeler said proper hydration is important for overall health.

“Without correct hydration, you become dehydrated, which means your body does not have enough water to function normally.

“You lose water every day when you breathe, sweat and go to the bathroom.

“The water content in the foods you eat and the beverages you drink combine to hydrate your body.”

The team at the centre has also launched its summer health challenge, encouraging people to improve their health and overall wellbeing in just three months.

“Whether your personal goal is to look good on the beach or have more stamina, we’ll help you get there,” said Mr Wheeler.

“If you are not used to exercising a lot, it’s important to start slowly.

“From July 15, we are also offering a no joining fee and free for the rest of the month. Our summer campaign includes a free 12 point health MOT from a wellbeing advisor.

“We will analyse your current fitness level and devise a programme specifically for your personal goals.

“It means we can get a comprehensive understanding of your current health and then we can track to see how you have improved.”

There are a number of tips to remember when getting fit during the summer months, Mr Wheeler added.

“In the summer, you should watch out for heat stroke so avoid training too much in hot weather.

“It’s also important to make sure you warm up your muscles first and eat balanced meals.”

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