How Much Water Do You Really Need? March 17, 2016
How Much Water Do You Really Need? March 17, 2016

Did you know that water supports these essential bodily functions?

It stands to reason that water also plays a critical role in a healthy workout. Staying hydrated can help boost the effectiveness of your workout efforts, getting you to peak performance faster. However, according to WebMD, losing just 2 percent of your bodily fluids through dehydration can create a 25-percent performance reduction.

Just How Much Water is Enough?
You’re constantly losing water throughout the day as your body performs basic functions such as breathing, perspiring and excreting waste. Are you getting dehydrated as a result? It helps to know the warning signs: Dark-colored urine is a big tip-off. On the other hand, clear or light-colored urine shows you’re sufficiently hydrated.

So how much water should you be taking in? According to a University of Michigan report, you should be drinking:

Following these recommendations will help you to avoid the health risks associated with dehydration; they can also help ensure that you aren’t letting your performance take a hit because you’re not drinking enough water.

The best course of action: Your water bottle should be a constant workout companion. Don’t leave home without it.

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