Keep cool and hydrated like Tiger Woods
Keep cool and hydrated like Tiger Woods Image Credit: AP

If you exercise regularly and play sport — especially in hot weather — you need to take special precautions to ensure that you stay well hydrated.

Here we highlight the benefits of good hydration that is important when playing golf.

It is well known that drinking adequate water allows your brain to function better, sharpens your memory and overall improves your disposition.

Golf is not an easy game to play and you will be exposed to sunlight for a long time, so it is important to give your body the proper hydration.

The human body needs water for survival. Water helps boost oxygen levels and ensures that you have adequate fluid in the tissues.

It is advised that golfers should drink clear water consistently throughout a round, or even on the range. Caffeine and carbonated drinks with a lot of sugar are best avoided. Remember to sip your water even if you don’t feel thirsty.

At least 40 per cent of your daily water intake could be consumed during a round of golf, so stay cool out there.