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Hydration, we talk about it all the time but why is it actually important?

By 29th November 2018 No Comments

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Water infact makes up around 60% of the human body, the brain and heart are both made up of around 75% water and the lungs around 85% water.

Hydration, we talk about it all the time, we instil it into our children but ever find yourself sometimes trying to recall why it’s actually important?

Hydration is key in both fat loss and muscle gain; a well hydrated cell works more efficiently and is better primed to burn fat and make energy. Hydration also plays a massive role in digestion, energy levels and mood. Mid-afternoon brain fog is common for many people and can be easily eradicated quite simply with adequate hydration (and no, the water in your cup of tea or coffee really doesn’t count).

So, how much water is enough water? The topic of actually how much is often one for debate however for most we’re pretty confident in saying it’s more than we currently drink. On a more technical note we’d recommend drinking a litre of water per 25kg of bodyweight. So, if you weigh 50kg that’s around 2 litres of water per day and if you weigh closer to 75kg you should be drinking 3 litres per day.

Having a moment of panic; coming in way under your intake? There’s no need to go crazy simply step it up slowly, but make sure you get there. You’ll feel better, have more energy and we’re pretty confident your day will be more productive.

The easiest and most accountable way to start making sure you’re hitting your target is to buy a 2 litre bottle of water (or 2 bottles if your required amount is more) start drinking in the morning and make sure it’s empty before you go to bed. Make it a habit and we’re pretty confident you’ll feel the benefits first hand.

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