About 60% of the human body is made of water, keeping fluids balanced is vital to ensure it does its job effectively – transporting nutrients, aiding digestion, regulating temperature and so on. Lots of people let themselves get to the point of dehydration and don’t drink enough water, myself included on occasions. I try to make a conscious effort to drink more, and carry a drinks bottle or fruit infuser water bottle around with me everywhere I go, and you should too…
Chanting ‘hell no H20’ when you’re out on the lash, is all well and good (well it’s not, but we do!), but when it comes to everyday life (sober) and exercising, we should be drinking water consistently throughout the day, more so when we train. Getting to the point of dehydration (gasping and glugging) is not good, not good at all.
There’s loads of benefits of drinking water, some of which include:
- Healthier skin, teeth and bones
- Healthier joints – water keeps cartilage around our joints hydrated and supple.
- Improved digestion – water helps to dissolve fats and soluble fiber, flushing waste products.
- Increased metabolism – water boosts our bodies’ ability to burn fat.
- Increased energy – water increases ability to concentrate and reduces fatigue.
The amount of water we should drink depends on a number of things like activity level, but it’s recommended that we should be drinking between 2 – 4 litres per day.
Drinking water on its own can be boring, so why not add fruit – lemons, limes, mint, berries and so on. You can get a fruit infuser bottle from eBay for next to nothing. Also try to avoid single use plastic bottles, let’s all try to do our bit for the planet and use reusables where we can.
Reduce the number of cups of coffee you have and drink more water!
Hell yeah let’s hydrate!
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