Welcome! Login | Register
 

Seahawks vs. Packers – Key Matchups, Prediction For Thursday Night Football—Seahawks vs. Packers – Key Matchups, Prediction For…

Portland Ranked 4th Best City for Singles—Portland Ranked 4th Best City for Singles

Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Passes Away at 95—Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Passes Away at…

Fit for Life: Magnify the Positive in Your Life Today—Fit for Life: Magnify the Positive in Your…

The Political “Purple Wave” of 2018—Sunday Political Brunch November 11, 2018—The Political “Purple Wave” of 2018 -- Sunday…

3 Seahawks Players That Deserve More Love At Midseason—3 Seahawks Players That Deserve More Love At…

These Are The 8 Benefits Of Tea (& Top 8 Teas) You Need To Know About—These Are The 8 Benefits Of Tea (&…

Lillard On Pace To Set Record You Definitely Didn’t See Coming—Lillard On Pace To Set Record You Definitely…

How Fat is Oregon?—How Fat is Oregon?

What Matters at the Election Finish Line—Sunday Political Brunch - November 4, 2018—What Matters at the Election Finish Line --…

 
 

Tips On Becoming Fully Hydrated

Sunday, April 22, 2018

 

With the seasons changing, there must be proper care taken when it comes to hydration. Hydration is crucial for that balance that you have inside that transcends outward.

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR SOUND MEDICAL ADVICE. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER FOR ALL THINGS RELATING TO FITNESS REGIMEN(S).

According to the Cleveland Clinic, to avoid dehydration, active people should drink 16-20 fluid ounces of water at least 90 minutes before any strenuous activity. After that, drink 6-12 ounces more every 15-20 minutes you’re outside. There’s also the self-check method (via urine). If your urine is clear, you’re hydrated. Anything from clear to a slight yellow tint, you’re doing fine. Anything darker than that, you’re going to need to drink more water. Water, not juice, sport drinks and especially not energy drinks (they dehydrate more than anything- raising body temperature, etc). If you do drink juice, make sure the actual juice content is over 55%. 

The following is a hydration chart. Please read carefully.

As you see in the chart, the darker the urine, the higher the levels of uric acid and wastes. You need water to flush the system properly. You need the water to cool you in the hot summer months and to help warm you in the winter months (people consume less water in the winter because of the supposed lack of water loss then). The human body is over 70% water. By design your body needs it. Your brain needs water to cool it off. Your muscles use it the same way- plus to effectively remove waste and trash (lactic acid) out of the muscle itself during workouts. Every part of your body needs water to function properly. So drink up!!

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
Delivered Free Every
Day to Your Inbox