Water is critical for our bodies.
Not coffee (although it feels that way :), not tea, not soda, not juices. Just good ol’ water.
Here are some knowledge bytes:
– The human brain is composed of 95% water; blood is 82% water; the lungs are nearly 90% water.
– Water is also the single most critical nutrient for health, growth, and development. It is not only the most important nutrient in the body, but also the most abundant.
– A 2% drop in body water can cause a small, but critical shrinkage of the brain, which can impair neuromuscular coordination, decrease concentration, and slow thinking.
– Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. Estimates are that 75% of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration.
What is helps with:
– Healthier Skin, Teeth and Bones, Joints, Mind and Body, Digestive System
– Reduces Fatigue
– Helps in Weight Loss and Building Muscle
– Increases Muscle Tone
Improper hydration can result in muscle cramping, decreased strength and reduced endurance, severely impeding athletic performance.
Fake Signals? What are those?:
By the time you are thirsty, your body is already dehydrated.
How Much Water is Enough?
You need to drink a minimum of 1/2 your bodyweight in ounces of water daily. For me, that is 112 oz each day.
Hints to Keep Hydrated:
The easiest way to stay hydrated is to drink at least 8 oz each hour you’re awake, when you get in the car, go to a meeting, sit down to watch TV, or sit down to eat a meal, always have something to drink with you.
You need to drink water BEFORE, DURING, and immediately AFTER exercise. If you don’t replenish your fluid lost during exercise, you will tire and possibly cramp. Your performance will NOT be at your best and you will be mad at your Coach.
If you need help or have any questions, please feel to reach out and ask!
At GEvolution we use a Kangen water filtration system. It allows us to adjust the ph of the clean water it produces. It also microclusters the water molecule allowing for true absorption into our cells as opposed to just dumping into our stomach.
Another post for another time. For now, GET YOUR WATER 🙂