Healthy Habit Number 2. Drink 2-3L of water per day.
For this post when I refer to water I am referring to all liquids drank.
2-3L is just a ball park ﬁgure that will be suitable for most people. 2L for smaller less active individuals and 3L for larger more active
individuals, of course there will be outliers. I recommend taking a pretty common sense approach to staying hydrated, aim for 5 relatively clear urinations a day. If you aren’t achieving this drink a bit more, if you are running to the toilet every 30 minutes drink a bit less. Monitor this and through trial and error you will ﬁnd your sweet spot. If you are exercising more or spending time in a hot country I would recommend you increase your ﬂuid intake. For those of you who really want to get precise aim for 35-40ml ﬂuid per kg of body weight per day.
Well, drinking sufﬁcient water and staying hydrated has a lot of roles, let’s just list a few:
• eliminate toxic substances
• produce digestive enzymes
• maintain healthy skin, hair and organs
• help your body absorb essential vitamins, minerals and natural sugars
• Maximise physical performance
• Energy levels and brain function
• Healthy digestion
• Help with weight loss – satiety, metabolic rate
It’s pretty evident that staying hydrated is damn important. Nail the basics and don’t underestimate the importance of drinking enough liquids.Tips and Tricks
• Fill up a litre bottle and keep it with you. Drink 2 throughout the day.
• Glass of water ﬁrst thing in the morning and at each meal.
• Make sure to bring water to the gym. Drink at least 0.5-1L while working out.
• Use ﬂavourings such as MiWadi to help you drink more, make sure to opt for sugar free versions.
• Drink your teas and coffees, despite what you may have been told, coffee still counts towards your overall liquid intake.
Make these habits a priority, they may just be the missing link to your success.
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Yours in health,