Why Water Is Important For Your Fitness

By on March 27, 2018 in Lifestyle, Nutrition with 0 Comments

There is a general opinion and urban myth that everyone would benefit from drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.   To be honest, there is no real scientific evidence to back this up, it really comes down to the individual person.


The water truth you really need to know

There is no doubt that your body does require hydrating every day but you need to remember that there is a certain amount of liquid in the food we eat. Your body will tell you when you are dehydrated enough that you need to drink some water.

Tip – Trust Your BODY

Starting a weight loss plan

If you’re starting a weight loss plan then try and have a big drink of water before your meals as this will help to make you feel full.  Consequently, you may tend to eat less.

There has long been the belief that coffee and tea will dehydrate you. There is really no concrete evidence to suggest that is accurate either. For a person who consumes a moderate amount of coffee or tea during the day, there is no noticeable evidence that it has a diuretic effect.

Does lemon really work

Lemon squeezed into a glass of warm water first thing in the morning has no benefit at all. It has been said at times that lemon water will flush the toxins from your body. Well, your liver and kidneys do that work on their own. However, if you enjoy drinking lemon water, then continue to do so as it won’t harm you.

Yes water can kill you

You should also note that it’s possible to die from drinking too much water.  It is a condition called Hyponatraemia. This condition occurs when as much as 6 liters of water is consumed.  It is caused when the sodium levels in the blood drop to a low level, as you’re washing away the natural salts in your body. Symptoms of this condition are similar to being intoxicated with alcohol.

 It is very rare for this condition to occur if your kidneys are functioning in a normal manner.

So there you go, some truths and myths about water, but whatever you do stay hydrated but don’t go overboard.  Remember anything to do with your health and well-being, needs to be done in moderation.

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About Chris Carr

Chris Carr is a regular contributor to health and lifestyle blogs. As a well traveled healthy and fit person that believes in a living a holistic lifestyle.

Chris is the perfect person to contribute plenty of tips, tricks and information for dieting and lifestyle.


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