Don’t forget to drink enough pure water daily. Your body is made up of water and whether you are an athlete or not you need to stay hydrated.
Why make water your primary fluid:
How much should you consume?
Depends on your body size and activity level, but most adults need between 1.8L and 3L per day. Use your urine as a marker of hydration- aim for a pale straw or champagne colour.
Don’t like plain water?
Try adding some fresh squeezed lemon, or lime to it. Add some cucumbers or fresh mint. Try warm herbal tea. Add frozen strawberries or blueberries.
Have trouble remembering to drink enough?
Buy a special water bottle and remember to fill it daily. Carry it with you at all times. Get an app for your phone, put it in your calendar or agenda or go old school with Post-It notes.
Make it a goal!
Prioritize this goal for 2 weeks and slowly bring your water levels up to where they should be and you’ll see noticeable improvements in your health and athletic performance!