- Water is centrally involved in nearly every bodily process, maintaining body temperature, carrying waste out of the body, along with being the primary transporter of all nutrients.
- To maintain adequate hydration with average activity, you should multiply your bodyweight by 0.50 for the minimum amount of ounces you should drink each day.
- If you do strenuous activities, such as long-distance running or exercising in extreme heat, increase your water intake to: 65 multiplied by your body weight.
- More than 1.5 gallons ingested in one hour can be dangerous.
- Drinking more water will not cause you to retain water or fluids; the opposite is true.
Water is one of the six critical nutrients for life. We read so much about the other five, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals that we often forget to drink enough of the sixth, water. One could argue that water is the most critical of all the nutrients since we could survive over 30 days without food but we would die in 3-4 days without water.
Today’s small brick of change: DRINK THE PROPER AMOUNT OF WATER. Without the proper amount of water, your health and fitness goals will suffer.