HOW IMPORTANT IS DRINKING WATER FOR FITNESS?
Many people don’t realise the importance of drinking water for fitness and the effect it can have on our health, eating habits and weight loss. Recent studies are showing the importance of hydration and even stress how drinking 2 cups of water before a meal can help dieters lose up to 5lbs more in a year and maintain that healthy weight loss. Water speeds up our metabolic rate and can helps stop over eating.
If you suffer from headaches, feeling tired, poor performance in the gym, not sleeping, bad skin, then it will probably be down to not drinking anywhere near enough water. Make sure that you turn up to the gym with a water bottle…did you know that we are made of up to 60% water! Therefore, it’s hugely important to stay hydrated so our bodies can function.
We depend on water to survive. Every cell, tissue and organ needs water to function. Our body uses water to regulate our body temperature, aid digestion, transport nutrients, lubricate joints and remove waste.
Water is needed for good health and a strong performance in the gym or when training anywhere. We lose water over the course of the day, not only from going to the toilet but from sweating and breathing! We will lose water even faster when it’s hot or we are physically active so we need to replenish to stay hydrated.
Our bodies have ways of telling us when it is dehydrated but we shouldn’t be waiting for these signs. Drinking water throughout the day and increase your water intake during physical activity, when you are hot or feeling under the weather. But if you are seeing some of these signs then you may need to drink a little more….
- Dry mouth
- Poor sleep
- Poor performance
- Lack of concentration
- Bad skin
- Urine that is darker than usual
- At KO Fitness we provide advice about health and nutrition so you can achieve your training goals.