More Quick Tips for Fitness Success!!
You hear it all of the time, but no one really follows through with it, why is that?
Hydration is a huge aspect of not only training, but also everyday life. It helps you stay healthy, avoid heat dehydration, muscle cramps, and helps keep metabolic functions working properly in the body.
So how much should you be drinking a day? It’s quite simple actually; you should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces (Berardi, 2016). For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should be getting about 80 ounces of water a day. You shouldn’t be chugging the water you drink because your body can only absorb and utilize so much at a time, so just sip the water.
A great trick to make sure you are hydrated is to get a gallon of water. Mark down the side of it and try to drink the amount of water required within that time-frame. The purpose of choosing a gallon size container is because you know you’ve hit your daily goals of water intake if you finish the gallon. You obviously don’t have to drink the entire gallon unless your body weight requires it. I would suggest getting a water bottle or jug of some sort that shows the ounces on it, that way you can determine what your ounces/day should be. Mark down the side how much you should be drinking every hour and get to work. I challenge you now, for the next month to hit your water intake everyday! You’ll feel better and all physical activity will be more efficient, not to mention it will help alter body composition so you can look good too!
Berardi, J. M. (2012). Precision nutrition. Toronto: Precision Nutrition, Inc.