Hey, this your boy ReyRey, this morning I went for a run, and I did little over a 3k run. I I actually ran 4.9 miles. It was hot out and at certain points I felt drained and thank God I had water with me. Did you know that water helps regulate body temperature, lubricate joints, transport nutrients, remove waste and circulate blood. When I took swigs of water at different points during my run, it was like shocking my system back to being hydrated. It was so, so refreshing because my water was cold. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body requires water to function properly.
Case and point, you can become dehydrated from sweating, vomiting, experiencing diarrhea, or taking diuretic medications ( also known as water pills which is a common treatment for high blood pressure) which promotes fluid loss.
We need to look out and monitor the signs and symptoms of dehydration especially when we are conducting some type of sport activity like running, working out, swimming and other high intensity activities. These are the signs you need to look out for:
. Increase thirst
. Dry mouth
. Infrequent urination
. Dry skin
If you are working out and you feel one of these symptoms, slow your role and assess the situation. Get some fluids in you. When I am running and I feel a slight dizziness I know it’s time to hydrate and slow down my intensity until I recuperate then I continue my workout. I don’t want to be the man to pass out and end up in the hospital for dehydration. It is said an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
Drinking water is most often the best and cheapest way to stay hydrated and to rehydrate. water contains no added sugars or calories, making it ideal to drink throughout the day or specifically when you need to hydrate, such as after a workout or during a workout.
The question is how much water should you drink per day? The body is about 60% water and we are constantly loosing water from our body, primarily via urine or sweat. To prevent dehydration we need to drink adequate amounts of water. Actually there are many different opinions on how much water we should drink a day.
Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-onces glasses , which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. It is known as the 8X8 rule and kind of easier to remember.
Some believe that you need to sip or drink water all day even if you are not thirsty. as with most things it always depends on the individual. The point is we need to drink water everyday. some might say ” I don’t like the taste of water”. I tell you what, do this test. take a glass of room temperature water vs a glass of water with ice in it. I will submit to you that the taste of the water is different.
I bought this water bottle which is isolated and vacuum seal to keep my water ice cold for 48 hours give or take and let me tell you, I drink more water now than I did before. My water is so, so refreshing to me when I drink it that I have no problems drinking water at different intervals of the day. I recommend this bottle for anyone and everyone. It keeps my water so cold it’s unbelievable. It’s called the H2 Hydrology water bottle. I introduced it to my wife and she can’t do without it now. two thumbs up for that water bottle. below is the picture link to read more about this bottle and get one if you so desire.