Training Tuesday: H2O

/ Tuesday, August 17, 2010

In the past couple of weeks, I've been asked... "How much water should I drink? Should I drink water or sports drinks? When? How much?" - trust me, the list goes on & I am NOT an expert on this. For me, and me only, I drink 8-12 glasses of water a day. It's something I make a habit of doing. My body typically tells me - yo, you need some water - stat! And, I listen. That's likely why I am in and out of the restroom every couple of hours a day. I digress... this week, I wanted some answers! And, I found one of many articles... true in many ways and not true in many ways IN MY WORLD. At the end of it, I say, go with what your body is telling you during those runs or workouts. I believe it's all about taking the time to listen... In the meantime, here is a great article on some new factoids about hydration ---> Enjoy!

1 comment

  1. Water is the best source of hydration for the body. Sports drinks contain too much sugar. For people who want a drink that contains electrolytes and a good source of vitamins, and minerals our bodies need, try this brand name you can find at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and Gelsons called One. It's fresh young coconut water with no added sugars and it tastes delicious. I have seen personal trainers drink this during their workout intervals with their students.
    From what I've been learning so far about water consumption in my nutrition courses, it's more about how much your body needs a day. Sometimes, 8 glasses may be too much for someone and for some it may not be. The more I learn about this subject, I will update. :) Keep the posts coming.


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