Lifestyle Series: Tackling our Water Intake by a Number One Personal Trainer in CT

Lifestyle Series: Tackling our Water Intake by a Number One Personal Trainer in CT

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By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on March 16, 2017

Dehydration tackled by the Number One Personal Trainer in CT!

Answer this question. Are you drinking enough water? Simple yes, but it is an easy question for some or it is hard. Nowadays you see individuals post pictures with their gallons of water, or always showing off their fancy water bottle, but all those things are not enough. The real questions is how much should we be having a day? Why should we be having that much, and what are the functions of water. Well instead of leaving these mysteries on the table let us dive into them and dig around to give us some answers!

Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to re-hydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether you’re experiencing an illness or have any other health problems. Adequate water intake enables your body to excrete waste through perspiration, urination, and defecation. The kidneys and liver use it to help flush out waste, as do your intestines. Water can also keep you from getting constipated by softening your stools and helping move the food you’ve eaten through your intestinal tract. However, it should be noted that there is no evidence to prove that increasing your fluid intake will cure constipation.  More importantly, water helps your body form becoming dehydrated. Your our body loses fluids when you engage in vigorous exercise, sweat in high heat, or come down with a fever or contract an illness that causes vomiting or diarrhea. If you’re losing fluids for any of these reasons, it’s important to increase your fluid intake so that you can restore your body’s natural hydration levels. Your doctor may also recommend that you drink more fluids to help treat other health conditions, like bladder infections and urinary tract stones.

With our body already being sixty percent water, we need to make sure it stays around that. Everyone’s bodies are different and require different amounts of water. Remember the old saying of having at least eight glasses of water a day. Well just throw that out the window, and think about it this way. You need at least half of your body-weight in ounces of water as a daily minimum. That’s right that’s only minimum. So someone who is around 200 pounds will need 100 ounces of water as a bare minimum. Now a “cup” is only eight ounces, (excluding most cups people have in their house), and  so drinking eight “8-ounce” glasses will not be enough for the individual as it is only 80 ounces of water. That person wouldn’t of hit their minimum! Remember that including exercise in your life, and when temperatures outside rise will both bring your “minimum” up!

So what can we do to make sure that we keep up our water intake! Well first, find out what your minimum is and add about 20 ounces to that number! Take half your body weight and add 20 ounces. Simple. Next, divide that number first with however many meals you will be eating in that day. If your number is a little high, you can subtract some ounces from your meals and put those ounces of water at different times of the day. It is advised to drink your water throughout the day rather than all at once! (Who would want to drink almost 100 ounces in one sitting, not me!!) Getting a bottle that has the number of ounces on the side would be an excellent idea, and definitely help you with water management intake. Try not to make this so much a chore, and to make it into a lifestyle!

Next, if it makes it any easier try out a water management app! It will send you push notifications to remind you when to drink, and will track how much you’ve drink-en throughout the day! This is good for individuals who are busy, and do not want to write it down. Plus, this method does not take up paper space for those who are environment friendly!

There are many ways to get more water into your life, but it should never be a chore. Try to incorporate more water, and hit your minimum daily need of water! Also, staying hydrated will help with weight loss, skin elasticity, improve muscle efficiency, balance your mood, and memory function!

What does the Number One Personal Trainer in CT have to conclude?

Stay hydrated everyone!

Cameron is a leading success coach and personal trainer at Horizon Personal Training in CT. Cameron is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and keeps up to date on the latest fitness trends to ensure success within one’s self! To learn more about Cameron please go to www.horizonpersonaltraining.com.

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