Want to know if you are dehydrated after your hot yoga class? Read on!
#1: You get cramps. Ever notice your legs seize up during or after your hot yoga class? Exercising in the heat with inadequate fluid replacement can lead to reduced blood flow to your muscles and ultimately, cramping. The hotter you get, the more likely your muscles are to cramp. If you’re in your hot yoga class and you start to cramp, dehydration may be the reason why!
#2: You are keto and feel zapped after yoga. As with any drastic change, your body takes time to adjust to the low carbohydrate nature of a ketogenic diet. As a keto-dieter, it is easier for your body to lose electrolytes and water. Adding in a few hot yoga classes to the mix can dehydrate the body further and leave you depleted. If you are keto and feel zapped after yoga, dehydration may be the reason why!
#3: You are lacking that post-yoga glow. Experiencing uneven skin complexions? Feel like you’re aging too quickly? Water is essential for skin health as it contributes to plumpness, elasticity and resiliency. If you’re sweating throughout your hot yoga class and your skin is feeling dry afterwards, dehydration may be the reason why!
#4: You feel cranky after class. And I mean toddler-level cranky! Your brain will not function adequately when it is low on liquids. Some report that your brain may physically shrink when your body doesn’t have enough fluids. If you’re feeling grumpy and irritable after your yoga class, dehydration may be the reason why!
#5: You are already taking an electrolyte formula and not feeling rehydrated. It’s time to take a second look at your electrolyte supplement! Many over-the-counter electrolyte formulas contain caffeine, which may have a mild diuretic effect. Caffeine can leave you feeling jittery, anxious or sleepless. If you are already taking an electrolyte formula and not feeling rehydrated, dehydration may be the reason why!