It’s all around us, right? WATER … in the sky … in our lakes and ponds and oceans…in our BODIES!
Did you know that the Earth is about 70% water and WE are about 60% body weight in WATER?
Water is essential [for our fitness] because:
✓ It helps us get rid of toxins, protects our internal organs and tissues
✓ Your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion – it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water!
✓ It takes water to burn fat and also to fuel and grow muscle
How much water are we talking about here?
✓ 2-3 Liters a day (women to men, and at a minimum) is the goal, peeps! – I’m not saying to go overboard – try not to sit in a swimming pool and drink ALL of the water. There IS such thing as TOO much, but there is also such thing as NOT ENOUGH 😉 Don’t go gettin’ all crazy on me…
So, how can we do this?
We can make it FUN with a clever water bottle marking times of the day to drink water … by carrying enough to finish by the end of the day (ME) and using fun Apps that can track water intake (i.e. Plant Nanny or My Fitness Pal!)
I’ve even made a game of looking at times, every hour I want to have drank 16 oz. at least of water, but you can start with 8 oz! BABY STEPS, especially on the bladder 😉 KEEP IN MIND Plain Coffee and Tea isn’t horrible for you either – it’s what we PUT IN IT that matters!
TRUST ME, I know you’re thinking “But Kat, I have to pee ALL of the time!”
I know, I did too … but just like with any new change in our routine, we get used to it my friends – scout’s honor.
How do you remind yourself to get enough water in the day?
How do you feel now – for those of you who increased your input – with it flowing through your body?
Pee all of the time at first + be healthier > have issues from not enough water?