How To Stay Hydrated For Health And Performance

If you have been in the Boston area this week, you have experienced an intense heatwave with several days in the 90s or hotter. The heat can be exhausting, as well as dangerous, for a lot of people. The average human body is nearly 2/3 water and it is vital to all of our chemical reactions and processes. Losing as little as 1% of your body's water can have significant negative affects on your performance and health. Throughout the year, and during this weather especially, it is crucial to try and stay hydrated. 

The best way to do this is drink liquids, mostly water, throughout the day and try to bring water with you everywhere you go. You want to be drinking enough water that your bodyweight does not go down drastically throughout the day.

If you are sweating profusely or exercising for long periods of time, a sports drink can be beneficial to maintain adequate levels of the electrolytes glucose, sodium, potassium, and chloride. Gatorade or Powerade are ok but for most people I recommend diluting them with water, most people don't need all the sugars and electrolytes a normal concentration provides. You should be drinking enough water throughout the day that you are using the restroom relatively often. 

Don't forget that caffeine and alcohol will dehydrate you so you will need to drink extra water for any alcoholic or caffeinated beverage consumed. If you want to be extra healthy, invest in a Brita water filter and purchase a BPA free plastic or aluminum water bottle. Enjoy the heat while it lasts, it sure beats shoveling snow! Bottoms up and stay cool!

Frugal Fitness Fun For Everyone! Subscribe Today

For More Great Tips, Get My Best-Seller On Amazon:

I hope you enjoyed this article about how to live healthier on a frugal budget and maximize your performance!

Interested in more articles about frugal fitness? 

Read My Posts:

Stay Frugal & Fit My Friends!

Frugal Fitness World Wide Wellness
Free Workouts & Nutrition On A Budget
"Crushing Fitness Costs Worldwide"

Also visit the Affordable Marketing

New Frugal Finance Blog Posts & Articles