When it comes to how much water you should drink the general public have a misconception towards how much is actually necessary and how much is actually vital.

Now, The guidelines that you see all over the television and main stream media is too little for those that are in any means active or half active at least in their daily activities. This includes those that have a job that requires any form of labour, those that partake in physical exercise whether it be from a light jog daily to vigorous weight training regularly water intake is very vital.

As we all know, our body is made up of around 50-70% water (there are slight fluctuations). This then means that to keep certain things in check such as electrolyte levels, salts, minerals & a general homeostasis within the body we should aim to consume around 3 litres daily minimum.,

3 litres, that seems a lot you may say.

But when we really break it down…

3 litres over the course of a day.

500ml every 2 hours & you will have that target. And trust me, that’s something that would be very easy to reach, especially once your body had adjusted to the intake and was able to then accommodate the new amount of daily consumption you were subjecting it to.

And, from that. A range of health benefits from better skin, better nails & hair, feeling more “fresh”, awake and alert, the ability to recover better from exercise.

The list goes on… There are no negatives towards drinking just that bit more water.

For high level athletic level around 5 litres is normal,

But for those that are at least moderately active.

Let’s shoot for around 3 litres daily.

Hydration is high priority…

Andrew McGee

Smokin’ Guns Fitness

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