Do you know that muscles are made primarily of water? So if your body is dehydrated, your muscles will suffer. Dehydration will reduce your muscles endurance, decrease strength, cause cramping, and slow your muscular response.
I’m 100% guilty of not drinking enough water, it just doesn’t appeal to me and although I love my large take away Americano first thing in the morning and like to put the world to right over 6 cups of tea during the day, deep down, I know it’s so much better for my muscles to stay hydrated with caffeine free fluid! … it’s time to make a few changes ; )
After a nights sleep, we wake up dehydrated so starting the day with a large glass of water is a far better way of hydrating the body … I’ll still have my coffee caffeine kick, just not first thing!!
I’ve just ordered myself a fruit Infuser Water Bottle (BPA-free) on Amazon as it will make the water far more visually appealing- water looks so dull. I’ll opt for cucumber, mint and lemon. Lemons are a rich source of calcium and phosphorus along with potassium and magnesium, all great minerals for your muscles. (lemon juice is also a great ingredient for adding electrolytes to the water)
The key, is to remind myself not to take large gulps of water but to take sips during the day as our body absorbs more fluid this way and so we stay hydrated for longer..and .. less trips to the loo!
That’s the day sorted .. now what about the evening?
Work is finished, I’m shattered, and for me, there is nothing quite like chilling over a glass of wine, surely this is enough fluid? .. Opps ..did you know that the average person can pee 350ml for every large (250ml) glass of wine drunk.. bummer!
So the plan is ..for each glass of wine I consume I have 2 glasses of water, and on that note … Cheers! x