In my gym there is a mix of people who is drinking water during workout and does who ain’t. Mostly of those who ain’t drinkin water don’t seem to know the importance of water. You may ask yourself “Hey whats the big deal? You should only drink water when you are thirsty”. I can promise you that water is not only for removing the current thirst you may have but before we get into why water is so importante during workout and also why water is the most essential ingredient to a healthy life let’s take a look what we humans benefit from drinking water.
Our bodies are made up of 65 percent water(65-55% depends on the sex).
Water performs important functions in our body like:
- Helps to remove waste and toxins from the body.
- Helps to regulates the body’s temperature
- Transports nutrients and gases.
- Lubricating joints and tissues.
- Cushions and protects vital organs, and aids the digestive system
Because water composes more than half of the human body, it is impossible to sustain life for more than a week without it.
Why is Water important during exercises?
Staying hydrated is really important to a successful exercise regimen
- Provides Cardiac Support
Keep your hydration levels up and your heart will have an easier time pumping blood through your body. But if your water levels are low, your plasma volume decreases. Then your cardiac efficiency diminishes. And that means your heart has to pump faster just to keep blood flowing to your organs. The right amount of water helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently by maintaining a more normal level of plasma volume.
- Increases performance
We build up heat in the working muscles when we exercise and this causes our internal temperatures to rise. Our bodies cool by perspiring, or sweating. The evaporation of sweat on our skin is what cools us. When exercising in humidity, we lose even more water and need to drink more to keep cool and replace lost fluid. Your performance will diminish with the loss of fluids. The water we lose through sweating comes from blood plasma, the vehicle for red blood cells, which contain the oxygen that muscles need in order to perform work. As you become dehydrated, your total blood volume is reduced, and the oxygen-carrying capability of your blood decreases. If you continue to exercise without proper fluids, you may have a drop in blood pressure, dizziness and nausea.
- Increases Fat Metabolism
Fat metabolism depends upon hydration, so if you hydrate yourself properly, you’ll be helping your body turn fat into energy. Now, your body won’t burn fat just by drinking a lot of water. You still have to eat right and exercise. But if you neglect taking in enough hydration, you’ll sabotage your weight loss efforts.
In a dehydrated state the body is unable to cool itself, leading to heat exhaustion and possibly heat stroke. Without an adequate supply of water the body will lack energy and muscles may develop cramps.For regular exercisers and athletes maintaining a constant supply of water in the body is essential to performance. Dehydration leads to muscle fatigue and loss of coordination. Then how are you going to that awesome body you been excersinging for? We lose more water daily then you migth think e.g when we sweat,urinate and breath. So if we are doing that constantly how will the body be able to function.
How much water should I drink?
Enough lol. I don’t like to tell people how much they can and can’t drink but from what I’ve heard 2 L each day is very healthy. There is some people out there who don’t like to drink water insted they are drinking juice insted of water. Which is bad, even though juice is healty and contains vitamin a b c etc. but you can’t really get water from other sourcers like soda, jucie or beverage. Just because it contains water does not mean you will get the amount of water you need every day.I would like to give you all late night snackersa finaly tip: It happens for everyone that you are hungry even though you had a good meal for not to long ago and the common solution for this is to eat more but I would recommend to take a glass of water often when the body is sending singlas that it’s hungry but infact it’s thirsty so if you take a glass every now and then you won’t feel hungry.