All the cells in you body are made up of water. Water is necessary for all of bodies functions. Without water we die. Water is necessary for transport of nutrients and elimination of wastes. It’s key for staying focused and can prevent headaches and fatigue. Generally speaking aim for 2.0-3.0L of water and herbal teas, daily, maybe more if you are exercising or training more than 2 hours per day on a regular basis.
Tips for success:
Water & Exercise
You need water for energy. Water enters the Krebs Cycle (Grade 10 bio anyone?) 3 times as we create ATP. No water = no energy!
Fact: Thirst isn’t perceived until you are 1-2% dehydrated while exercising, so drinking according to thirst may not be your best practice especially if you aren’t used to listening to your body.
Make water your ticket to train! Make sure you start all workouts in a hydrated state. When dehydrated you can’t perform at your best and you increase risk for injury, such as muscle tears or strains. Water and adequate hydration is necessary to maintain core body temperature, provide joint lubrication and shock absorption as well as to maintain heart rate. When you are dehydrated your performance suffers!