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What's the big deal about drinking water?

What's the big deal about drinking water?

FT Team

Drinking enough water is important for anyone, athlete or not. Unfortunately thirst is not a great indication of how much water you need..you're already dehydrated by the time you feel thirsty so try to sneak some water in wherever you can..before your cup of coffee in the morning or before or during meals. Keeping a water bottle with you during the day so you can take sips here and there is a great way to help stay hydrated and can help stave off hunger! Getting enough water helps your body to go through the natural processes it needs to go through, like getting nutrients where they need to go, keeping muscles working, helping with digestion and so much more, so it's important that you get enough! –Kristen

There are many benefits to drinking water. One of them is that drinking water can help energize your muscles. Cells that don't maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. When muscle cells don't have adequate fluids, they don't work as well and performance can suffer. You should drink about 17 ounces of fluid about two hours before exercise and at regular intervals during and after exercise to replace fluids lost by sweating. –Sara

Water is a big deal because without adequate water intake your body will struggle to perform the functions necessary to live.  We may take it for granted but water is just as important as oxygen to life.  Make sure to take in at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day, and more when its hot out or you're are performing physical activity.  Drink before your are thirsty to avoid dehydration.-Keith