Water And Exercise

The human body is made up of over 75% of water, and

as we all know, we cannot live without water. The

fact is, we can only survive for a total of 3 days

without water. Water has however, been replaced in

most diets by soft drinks and other sugar sweetened

refreshments. Keep in mind that water is a healthier

and necessary for leading yourself towards a better

health and longevity.

Your own personal need for water can vary greatly

due to exercise, weight, and temperature. Research

has proven that over 2/3 of adults don’t get the

water they need on a daily basis. By drinking water

on a regular basis you can replenish your body and

keep it well hydrated and functioning as it should be.

A majority of us wait until we are thirsty before

we drink water. Keep in mind, this way isn’t a

reliable gauge of the water needs for the body. By

the time you are thirsty you have already lost two

of more cups of the body’s water supply. Therefore,

drinking water regularly is much better than simply

waiting until you are thirsty.

It is very important that you don’t substitute

beverages with alcohol and caffeine for water. The

reason behind this is that those types of beverages

act as a diuretic and can cause you to lose more

weight through increased urination. You may think

and feel as if you are getting more water through

these beverages, although the fact is that you

are letting it go almost as fast as you consume it.

Anytime you exercise, you need more water. Due to

perspiration, your body will lose quite a bit of

water. For each pound lost due to exercise, you need

to drink 2 cups of water. Even when you lay down

to sleep, your body loses water. By drinking a

glass or more of water before you go to sleep, you

can wake up with your body functioning as it should


It should become more obvious that when you are sick

you’ll need more water than any other tine. When

you get a cold or the flu, your body can become

dehydrated quite quickly. You can help to prevent

this by drinking more water at times when you become


There are several mixed opinions as to whether

purified water will actually provide benefit. This

is a subject you should explore yourself as you

determine the best type of water for yourself.

Always make it a habit to drink water on a daily

basis. You should keep a bottle of water with you

at all times and drink it throughout the day. You

should also teach yourself to drink water instead

of other beverages that don’t replenish the nutrients

your body needs.

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