Don't forget to drink water!

Why Do We Need To Drink Water?Drink Water

Water is the most important thing we put into our body!! You could live for three weeks without food, not a good idea!! But you could only live for three days without fluid, even worse idea!! Water makes up two thirds of our bodies. Brain cells are 80-90% fluid and muscle cells are 60-70% fluid.

Water is involved in nearly every body process including some very important for reaching fitness goals:

  • Transporting and carrying nutrients between cells in the body
  • Exchanging oxygen we breathe in with the carbon dioxide we breathe out
  • Excretion of waste products in our urine

Additionally, water keeps your skin healthy and helps reduce wrinkles!! It helps reduce your chances of a headaches and helps to get rid of them!!!

 

How much water do we need?

The simple recommendation is

“ More than you're drinking now”

 

The scientific recommendation is

Stay hydratedOne litre of fluid for every twenty-five kilograms of body weight and one litre extra for every hour of exercise.

We lose at least one and a half litres everyday through our urine, sweat and our breath. When we exercise, or in a warmer climates this amount increases dramatically!!

It is better to hydrate the body progressively during the day, rather than trying to re-hydrate it once it has already become dehydrated. As a general rule if you are thirsty and you have dry lips then you are already dehydrated.

Water intake can come from many things we consume including:

  • Water
  • Juice
  • Cordial
  • Milk
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Tea

However, by far the BEST source of hydration is Water and as an added bonus it wont contain any calories you will need to burn off afterwards.

Stay hydrated!