Are you drinking enough water?
You’ve probably heard it a thousand times but are you drinking enough water? Do you feel thirsty right now?
Dehydration is a common issue amongst people, especially during these hot summer months. It is also one of the easiest problems to fix and can have a massive effect on how you feel.
As a Nutrition Coach with Mod3rn Fitness, we ask every single client this question, “How much water do you drink every day?”
Most people are not drinking enough water. They are drinking plenty of coffee, tea and soda, but they are not being conscious of how much water they are drinking and how much they really need to stay hydrated.
How much water do you need to drink?
As a general rule of thumb, I like to recommend our clients drink at least half their body weight in ounces of water every day. So, for example, if you weigh 200 lbs, try drinking about 100 oz of water daily.
Now if you are very physically active or sweating a lot during the day, then you will likely need to increase this amount to stay hydrated.
Why is drinking water so important?
The brain is made up of approx 80% water. Pretty amazing right?! What is also interesting is that if the brain notices a decrease in water by as little as 1%, then you will start to experience a decline in mental cognition, things like memory loss, lack of focus and a declining mood.
Not only that, we need to be drinking enough water to ensure that wastes are adequately removed from our body and that our cells are functioning properly.