Usually by the end of the day we feel sluggish and the nice fitting pants that we put on in the morning is now tight and uncomfortable by the end of the day. Why could this be happening? Let’s take the first step in the how to’s on STOP BLOATING 101.
IMPORTANT STAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you’re not drinking enough water, you could end up with excess body fat, poor muscle tone, digestive complications, muscle soreness — EVEN WATER – RETENTION PROBLEMS. A normal adult is 60 to 70 percent water. There are many people that live in a dehydrated state. And this is startling since every water flushes toxins out of ALL your organs, carries nutrients to your cells, various other things such as moisturizing your nose and throat.
This is why you need water to be successful in you workout program.
WATER BEFORE & DURING YOUR WORKOUT
Water intake (no caffeine during this time since it is a diuretic) – 1) 16 -24 ounces – 1 hour before; 2) 4 – 8 ounces – 10 minutes before; then 3) 6 – 8 ounces every 20 minutes for hydration. If you follow this guidance you should feel like you have to take a bathroom break when you start your workout.
HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD YOU BE DRINKING ALL DAY?
On average you need about 8 to 10 cups of water per day. And overweight people should drink in an extra glass for every 25 pounds they exceed their ideal weight. Consult your own physician for their recommendations.
Your intake should be spread throughout the day and evening. You may wonder: If I drink this much, won’t I constantly be running to the bathroom? Yes. But after a few weeks, your bladder tends to adjust and you urinate less frequently but in larger amounts.
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR FIRST STEP TO STOP BLOATING 101!
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