Today is World Water Day and we have a few facts about THE elixir of life – the human body consists of about 70% water and 99% of all metabolic processes take place in an aqueous environment. Thus, it is of course necessary that our body is supplied daily with the right amount of water. Healthy adults should drink at least 30 – 35 ml of water per kilogram of body weight (1 fl.oz for 2 lbs of body weight) daily. If it is difficult for you to drink “simply” water, then spice it up with mint or lemon. It is often easier to drink warm water, since it doesn’t quench your thirst. Simmer the water for 10-15 minutes – this can help in many different ways and support your well-being. Get used to carrying a water bottle with you at all times and drinking it in small sips throughout the day. This will ensure that you will be sufficiently hydrated throughout the day.
Here’s a question for all athletes and active weekend work-out-warriors: Do you drink sports drinks?
If all the advertisement are to believed, we’d expect incredible results from sports drinks – they are supposed to improve endurance, fitness and regeneration. They are in fact a multi-billion dollar business! We believe sports drinks are completely unnecessary! They actually contain high sugar and / or sweeteners and thus, are not good for an optimal metabolic health. We recommend: water, which is the best choice for necessary hydration – just stay away from sugary sports drinks! A healthy diet with the right amount of water supplies the body with what is needed to stay hydrated and healthy.
Of course … there is always a place for enhanced nutrition especially for professional athletes and those in endurance events. But then, choose a high quality product and tailored to the athleticism. For everyday activity and exercise, water is simply the best hydration!