The dull pounding of a head ach yesterday reminded me that I need to drink more water as the heat kicks up and the summer weather arrives.
About 60-70% of our body weight is made up of water. Among other reasons, drinking plenty of water is essential in flushing toxins out of our vital organs and for keeping our energy levels high. It is important to replenish all of the water we loose during the day through sweating, breathing, and other bodily functions. While the food we eat can account for roughly 20% of our water intake, there is no better way to hydrate than to drink water. Don’t wait to get thirsty to drink water, as it’s too late if you are feeling parched; you are already dehydrated. There are many theories on how much water we need to drink, but the bottom line is that it varies daily and per person depending on weather, exercise, food we eat, other liquids we drink (coffee, alcohol, etc.) and our overall health. As a general rule, drink enough water so that your pee is clear! I aim to drink a gallon of water a day. In the winter it’s a little lower and in the summer, it’s more. You will notice that drinking enough water will help maintain energy levels, keep away the headaches, keep your skin smooth and soft, and your body functioning properly.
Four Rounds for Time of:
50 Thrusters (men use a 45 pound barbell, ladies use a 33 pound barbell)
35 Knees to Elbows