Drinking water and fitness – the truths!

Drinking water and fitness – the truths!

Water is a huge part of our lives and even a huge part of our bodies, because adult human bodies are about 60 percent water. Yes, you read right, 60 percent which means that water makes up more than half of our bodies. So it is no wonder that we have to drink water daily, to keep your bodies healthy and hydrated. But how much water do we actually need to consume when we are working out?

The truth about drinking water while exercising and in general is to drink when you are thirsty and when your body is asking for water. We as humans need water not only, because we are made partly from water, but also, because water increases our metabolism, therefore we burn more calories, it helps our organs and especially our hearts to work better, because if we are hydrated then our hearts doesn’t have to work as as hard to pump blood through out bodies, water also aids in digestion as well as helps to keep our skin clear and keeps the wrinkles and fine lines at bay. So if we drink the water when our bodies tell as to drink, it means that that is the time when we actually need the added hydration.

Of coarse there is a myth that if we drink water when we are thirsty then it is already too late and our bodies have started to break down some important nutrients, but it actually is not true. I am a true believer of listening to my body and it telling me what it needs, so if I feel thirsty, I drink water.

The second myth about water, that probably is the most common thing you hear when you are searching information about water consumption, is that you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day. And let me tell you that it is bullshit. That 8 glass rule has no real scientific basis and the amount of water a person should be consuming daily actually depends on multiple factors such as the persons height, weight, activity level and so on. On top of that there is such a thing as drinking too much water, and that, too can cause pretty severe health problems to a person. So don’t just blindly follow the 8 glass or ounce rule of water consumption, better listen to what your body is saying you and drink as much water, as you feel like drinking.

And if we touched on water and fitness then we should also touch on sports drinks and how, if you aren’t an athlete and don’t work out several ours a day, you don’t need to drink Gatorade or any other sports drink after your workout, because your body won’t have lost as much sodium and salt for you to have to replenish them with the unhealthy sports drink. Gatorade, for example, had 200 calories in it and more than 50 grams of sugar, so if you do workouts that only last for 20, 30 or 40 minutes and that are low impact ones, you probably won’t burn enough calories as you consume from the sports drink and therefore will actually gain weight instead of lose it. So drink WATER, and do it when your body says you to do it. It is as simple as that.

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Best post workout foods

Best post workout foods

Many fitness experts say that diet is just as important if not more important if you want to lose weight or build muscle, since in workout world the saying “You are what you eat” is more than true. And although it is important to eat something about 60 to 30 minutes before your workout, to be able to exercise and to not get tired after just a few minutes, it is more important to make sure you eat the right foods after the workout, since the food you eat right after an exercising session will determine how fast your muscles and body will recover and how much of a body tone you will get from your workout.

After a workout, especially if it was one that was on the more intensive side, your body goes into recovery mode, trying to replenish all the nutrients it lost during your intense exercise session. So you need to make sure that you replenish some of those nutrients and give your body what it needs without overloading it with carbs and redoing all the progress you did during your workout.

The best foods to eat post workout are those that are high in protein, since protein will help your muscle recover quickly as well as will help with muscle growth. So things like eggs, grilled chicken or salmon with some vegetables or some sandwiches made from whole wheat bread will work great. Just make sure you don’t overload these foods with things like oil and different condiments like mayonnaise and such, since that will make the food less healthy and will add calories to your meal that you definitely don’t want.

Another thing that you should have in your post workout meal is carbohydrates, but not just any carbohydrates, but complex ones that break down slowly and will keep your strength up even after you have had intense workout of that carbs will also help your body build the muscle you worked out for.

For those who are on the go, an actual meal isn’t a must, since you can have a protein smoothie, too, and it will help you recover from your workout and go on with your day. Or just have a chocolate milk, since research shows that chocolate milk could be the ultimate post workout snack. That is because in chocolate milk there is everything your body needs at the post workout stage – protein, carbs as well as fluids, calcium, sodium and sugar that all needs to be replenished after you finish a workout session. So now you know what are your options for a post workout snack or meal, so the workout you had can actually benefits your over all fitness.

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