Every living thing here on our planet needs water in order to survive, right next to oxygen. Water is by far the most important nutrient for us humans. We need that in order for us to stay alive and as a matter of fact we can live without food for prolonged periods, but not without water.

That’s pretty clear, you know the main reason for this is that 2/3rds of the human body is composed of water, so therefore, all of us needs to consume a lot of it to nourish our cells and tissues for our body to function each system accordingly. This is a mere fact and the Urban Fitness Blackburn Gym and Blackburn Personal Training team are super onto all of their clients to drink plenty of water. However some of us are missing the importance of water in our body. And some of you are also wondering how much water we need in a day?

When we exhale, perspire, excrete urine and bowel movements, we lose ample amounts of water. So we need to be sure we are getting enough to adequately replace this.

For women, the adequate intake of water a day is around 2.2-2.5 liters, well that’s about 9-10 cups a day and men of course have higher intake requirements, closer to 3+ liters for them (13-14 cups) a day.

There are additional factors that may influence our water requirements over others and the biggest of these relates to the level of intensity of your exercise such as Blackburn Personal Training session or typical Blackburn gym workouts at The Urban Fitness club. Under these circumstances your required water intake would be even greater.

Not drinking enough water can lead to many issues however the first and most common is dehydration!

Dehydration causes a number of things however in its early stages issues such as lacking mental awareness, decision making, lethargy are among just a few of the issues that can occur through simply not drinking enough water.

On top of all these benefits of drinking adequate water there is also 1 other aspect that people may be surprised about.

Often thirst can be mistaken for hunger hence instead of drinking water which is required we fill up on food adding non required energy to the body to later be stored as fat. So therefore drinking water can actually stop you from overeating and indulging in unhealthy food cravings.

A couple of key ways to keep up your daily water intake is to follow my simple plan for getting in enough water.

  1. Drink a glass of water upon waking prior to eating anything
  2. Drink a glass of water with every single meal
  3. If you have a strange food craving drink a glass of water
  4. Take a refillable 1liter bottle with you everywhere you go so that you can see how much you have drank through the day

I know all this extra water intake may mean more bathroom stops but that’s a good thing water is a natural cleanser so drink lots and stay healthy!

Best Wishes

The Urban Fitness Blackburn Gym & Blackburn Personal Training Team

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