No matter what your age is, no matter if you are yound or old, you always have the need to drink water. The need to consume liquids varies depending on the activity.
You need to know, that 70% of your body consists of water. Every day, the usual activities as breathing, digestion etc. make us lose 1,5 to 2 litres of water. Your personal water supply must be replenished. This is really important if you practice some kind of sport, because then your water need is three times the one of a non-active person.
The role that water plays:
– It supports body temperature at 37° no matter if it’s freezing outside, or it’s impossibly hot. It acts as the liquid in the radiator of your car, which prevents overheating. When you sweat, you release heat.
– it supports the heart activity and blood flow – when you lack water, the heart is working a lot more when you are doing some kind of activity.
– cleansing ability – water clears the body from the stored toxins
How much water should we drink?
Drinking water constantly should become your habit if you practice some sport. Also, water should be the only allowed type of drink at rest time. Daily needs vary between 2.5 and 4 litres in normal conditions, but they can be as high as 6 litres depending on the curcumstances.
Sportsmen and sportswomen, be advised!
– Know your body weight before and after every workout. This way you’ll know the minimum quantity of water to drink in order to compensate your loss until the next workout.
– Drink even if you’re not thirsty! That cannot be stressed enough!
– Milk and some brands of mineral water are also a good choice, but you start feeling too heavy, stop drinking mineral water and go for tap water.