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Drink More Water.

25
Apr

Drink More Water.

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Drink More Water.

Hey Crew, it’s that time of year again when it gets pretty darn warm out.  Make sure you are keeping up with your hydration.  Feeling lethargic or like you just want to take a nap?  Maybe the newly arrived heat is weighing in on your workouts as well.

A good guide is to drink 1/2 your bodyweight in ounces of water each day as a baseline.  You may need more.

12 Responses

    1. 4 out of 5 times I read this I thought it said ‘If you SWEAR as much as I do… ‘ and I thought, F*ck – i’m going to have to drink a lot of water.

    1. Eric

      Lucie, I’m currently conducting an in-depth study on replacing water consumption with coffee. I will report back with my findings!

      1. TYD

        Don’t do it Eric!!  It will turn you into a balding middle-aged physicist who produces a TYD as offspring.

  1. Amy Santamaria

    Just a little mini-rant here.
    Of course Nicole is right and you don’t want to get dehydrated in the summer weather, but if you switched to paleo eating and find that you’re less thirsty and drinking less water now that you’ve cut out grains and are eating more fat, that’s normal and you don’t need to force water.   Fats are hydrated, so if you eat a breakfast of bacon and eggs, you won’t get thirsty nearly as fast as with oatmeal and fruit.   After switching to paleo, I found I could go for hikes without carrying water (just drank a lot when I got back to the car). 
    That doesn’t mean you should be dumb and exercise in 90 degree heat without drinking any water before or after.  But you probably don’t need to keep your water bottle at your side and take 3 water breaks during your 12 minute workout.  You are just stalling, not hydrating.  It can be a crutch that takes away from the intensity of your workout.  Sorry, pet peeve…it makes my brain hurt when I see this…

    1. This morning I was absolutely stalling when I got a drink halfway through my workout.
      That said, I get cotton-mouth here, especially in cardio-intensive workouts, and having a sip of water makes things comfortable. There have been times when I’ve forgotten my water bottle and really, really regretted it. Taking 2 seconds to grab a sip lets me worry about good form and intensity instead of my un-sticking my tongue from the top of my mouth.
      (FWIW, I’m full paleo and drink at least a gallon of water a day)

          1. Amy Santamaria

             It’s not that fat replaces water.  Unlike carbohydrates, fats do not require water to be metabolized.  So a high-fat, low-carb diet requires less water intake.  If you eat a high-carb paleo diet (which is totally possible), you will still need a lot of water.
            And camels DO have fat, not water, in their humps.  From the wikipedia article: “Camels do not store water in their humps as is commonly believed. The humps are actually a reservoir of fatty tissue.”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel

  2. Dia Nicholson

    I know what would really help me hydrate … A nice Eldorado Springs water cooler on the shop floor!
    What do you say Nicole?