It’s gettin’ hot in here!
Regardless of the season, it is so important to stay hydrated. Everyone knows that water is mandatory. Being that our bodies are made up of 60-70% of water, it is critical to keep it flowing for survival.
How much water should you be drinking?
Simple! Half your body weight in ounces.
Example: 150 lbs = 75 ounces daily. Sound like a lot? Don’t be fooled! You hardly EVER drink an 8 oz glass of water these days. Most standard water bottles are between 16 and 32 ounces. Be green: buy a nice, reusable jug and fill up a few times a day! This can also be an easy way to keep track on your H2O consumption.
There are SO MANY REASONS to drink up!! This is just the tip of the iceberg:
Don’t ever leave your H20 behind! Besides being the ultimate thirst quencher during a grueling workout, water benefits your body in MANY ways. Water carries oxygen to your muscles which helps with fatigue which helps stay strong during your session. Nutrients are also pumped to your cells via H2O giving you more energy to last longer. It also regulates your body temperature and replenishs the fluids your are secreting by sweating.
Just as drinking water regulates your body temperature, you can control your body BY water temperature. Drinking ice cold water makes your body work harder! As your body works stay warm, you can raise your resting metabolism by 80+ calories daily!
Also, drinking a tall glass or two before a meal can help you to stay fuller longer (and become fuller faster). You can help kick cravings and eat smaller portions by guzzling 15-20 minutes prior to your meals.
What are you waiting for? Have a sip 🙂