Drinking a lot of water is essential to your health and to the success of your fitness program. The recommended amount has seem its variations throughout the years, as new studies and theories come and go. If you read too much, it can be a little confusing to figure out just how much water you’re supposed to drink to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This blog may not give you a definitive answer, but hopefully we’ll give you some tips to figuring out how much water is right for you.
How much water
should I drink per day?
It seems like such a simple question, so why isn’t there a simple answer? It’s because we’re all different, something all the coaches at Project Rise Fitness know. In fact, we’ve built this entire fitness program around the very knowledge that everyone is different and has different needs when it comes to being fit, happy and healthy. As our body changes and our eating habits improve, and as we become more active, the amount of water we need will change too. Whether you are in this to improve your life or you have specific sport goals to achieve, the way you train, eat and drink will differ. This isn’t rocket science.
That being said, you need to drink water and the old adage of 8x8oz of water a day is a good place to start, if you have had an “average” day. On the days when you’ve worked out, been more active or it’s hot outside, chances are you’ll need more than that to keep hydrated. But it’s not just about drinking water. A better question would be “how much liquid should I drink a day?” Even with the small change in the phrasing, the answer would be “that depends on the person!” The typical 8×8 formula will give most people the necessary liquid they need to help flush out toxins, transport vital nutrients to your cells and provide a nice moist environment for your ear, nose and throat tissues.
Don’t get too hung up on “rules”. If you feel thirsty, drink some water and avoid dehydration and the side-effects of dehydration: low energy, fatigue and the inability for your body to carry out normal everyday functions. If you are taking active part in group training sessions and WOD’s from Project Rise Fitness, you’ll most likely need to take in more than just 64 oz of water a day. So, again. Don’t hold back on the liquids – unless they are filled with sugar or alcohol, of course. But that’s another topic that our nutrition coaching can help you address.
Get help from nutrition experts at Project Rise Fitness in Denver
At Project Rise Fitness in Stapleton and Denver we have a staff of trainers and nutritionists who can help you reach your life or sport fitness goals in the safest, most efficient and healthiest way possible. Including making sure you are getting the right amount of liquid for your lifestyle and training plan. We know that everyone is different. We’ll help you tailor a fitness plan that will work with your specific lifestyle and help you reach your goals. From nutrition to high intensity, fun and challenging group training. As you evolve, so does your fitness plan. You’ll never get stuck in a “workout rut” at Project Rise Fitness, we’ll keep you active and motivated and have you looking and feeling great.