What does it mean to be 70%... water?
• Dried up skin,
• poor digestion and nutrient absorption,
• decreased performance in the gym and in the bedroom…
These are the scourge of dehydration... and the list goes on!
The problem is most of us get sleepy and reach for coffee, we drink alcohol, we ignore signs of thirst and become like parched deserts that have trouble absorbing water.
Even better than eight 8oz glasses of water/day is half your bodyweight in ounces, and that’s if you’re not doing any serious exercise or dealing with extreme heat....
I just finished up a CrossFit Endurance certification, and got a lot of good “intel” on hydration, among other things, check out their site at crossfitendurance.com.
I also got some good hydration info from thedoctorwithin.com:
...and 1 rare but dangerous condition to watch out for if you’re an extreme endurance athlete (marathons, long triathlons, ultra endurance races etc.).
If you drink more than 1.5 gallons of water per day...
• You’re drinking TOO MUCH water without balancing your electrolytes
• This can put your body into a dangerous condition called Hyponatremia – which causes brain swelling and death if unchecked.
Saltstick is the best choice for endurance athletes for its potency. Plus, its electrolyte ratio is the equivalent to sweat!
Yup, audit your water intake.
If you’re not sure, just measure your intake for a day and see where you stand.
• Remember 1⁄2 your body weight in ounces is a good standard!
A timer, real or virtual, can help set up some good baselines:
• 30min before a meal,
• 30 min after, and
• before and after a workout.
Now Go Do It and make it part of your daily routine!