How much water should i drink?
Lets be honest... For many people water is hard to guzzle down!... You know its a liquid with absolutely no taste. Many people now and days have a hard time drinking water since there are so many beverage options available.
Well... Did you know your body is made up of 70% water? Even though we at Beast Body have been preaching it... Studies now show that not everyone should be drinking eight 8oz cups of water a day.... Yes thats right! Many of us should be drinking more than just 64oz of water a day.
Even though you may feel like 64oz may be too much (especially if your new into fitness), it isnt... Its actually what your body uses on a daily just to function. Yes, the liquid in your eyes, your organ functions, the ability to urinate, your sweat, the saliva in your mouth, etc all uses that wonderful H20. So what happens if your not getting in your water... Well, simply put... your dehydrating your body!!!.... You dont recover fast from your workouts, you sweat less, you increase your risk of kidney stones, imbalance in your body and hormonal levels, you increase hunger, decrease metabolism, make it harder to lose weight, dizziness, etc.... the list can go on.
Remember... The water you drank yesterday prepares you for today's activities.
So... take your body weight and multiply it by 70% (since we are made up of 70% water)... and calculate your water intake number...
weight in lbs X the % of water our bodies are made of = suggested water consumption
175lbs x .70(%)= 122.5 oz
BOOM!!! Shoot for that number!!!!
We know it sounds like alot... well... research also says you should drink 12 extra oz for every 30min of exercise too... but... keep it simple first and start with drinking your daily amount required. We promise... you'll begin to feel so much better!
How in the world should i drink this much water? Well.... we usually suggest getting a water bottle that is 64oz-1 gallon of water big... This way it is easier to keep track of your water intake as opposed to trying to keep track of how many refills or bottles you've gone through... also working that lower core and higher inner thigh will help strengthen those muscle groups that also help support the bladder... if you know what we mean... So... know... your first 2 weeks of increased water will result in alot of bathroom breaks... so do your best to get in those ounces before 7:30pm... so your not waking up every hour... or who knows peeing the bed... Haha!
(places to buy a great water bottle> Marshalls (sometimes carries 101oz bottles) and/or Amazon)