Hydrate for better health

Hydration is very important when it comes to health and well-being. Your body is comprised of about 65%-70% water and some cells up to 90% H2O.  Hydrate for better health

Water is essential:
1. Regulates body temperature

2. Carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body

3. Moistens oxygen for breathing

4. Removes waste

5. Cushions joints

When we exercise outside in the enviroment our hydration can be the difference in a good workout and GREAT workout.  When you sweat we lose water from the blood which makes the blood thicker and harder for the heart to pump.  ?As the blood thickens body temp goes up and increases risk of stroke or heat exhaustion.  To protect yourself you need to replenish lost water.

General guidelines:

-Have 12-16 oz up to 30 minutes pre-workout (remember that most bottles are 20-oz.)

-Keep sipping during workout or as needed

-Start rehydrating within 20 minutes after workout

Research shows that the first 20 minutes are the most efficient time to re-hydrate  after a training session.

Try to take in 20 oz.

About David Nuckols

Inspiring individuals to learn about the human body to motivate lifestyle changes that improve their own self-image

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