Being properly hydrated can help you focus, give you more energy, and keep that fiber doing it's job!
HERE ARE THE THINGS HYDRATION AFFECTS:
HOW MUCH WATER EVERY DAY?
Here's your basic formula:
Weight (lbs) / 2 = water oz
If you're working out like the recommended amounts, you may need up to your full body weight in ounces every day.
OR you may need more if you--
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BE DRINKING?
I recommend a full glass as soon as you wake up, and another after any diuretic you drink (which usually means caffeine.)
Other than that, once you determine your needs, try to spread it through the day, and focus on times when you've just had a sweat session.
*Also, other beverages can count toward your water count each day, but if you're drinking soft drinks, do your best to NIX THOSE ASAP!
TYPES OF WATER?
Surely you've seen all the different gimmicks for waters out there: alkaline, 'smart' water, electrolyte water, etc.
Here's the bottom line on those:
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