Milk may do a body good but water…does a body better!  Water suppresses hunger, speeds up your metabolism, aids in digestion and helps to keep constipation away.  A women’s body is made up of 50% water and 60% water for men.  Each and every day 4 – 10% of your body’s water is replaced.

So how much do you need?  8 – 10 glasses a day is the conventional rule of thumb but the truth is everyone’s needs are different.  You are looking for urine that is pale yellow in color (not clear).

What about before a work out?  To prepare for your workout drink up!  Two hours before a workout drink 16 ounces of water.  This gives you time for your kidneys to process the water and your body to have a potty break.  Then 30 minutes before you head into spin class, drink another 5-10 ounces.

And during?  The idea is to find out how much water you are losing during your workout.  Weigh yourself prior to your workout and then again after your workout.  For each pound you lose during your workout, you need to drink an additional 16 ounces of water while at the gym.

Foods with a high concentration of water:

💧 Milk

💧 Lettuce

💧 Tomatoes

💧 Oatmeal

💧 Coffee (yes!)

Tips to help you drink more:

💧 Find a WATER BOTTLE you LOVE. If you love your water bottle you will be more likely to drink with more frequency.

💧 Keep water on your desk while at work. If you to you are more likely to sip all day long.

💧 Make it routine. When you get up in the morning, have a glass of water to start your day.  Most people wake up dehydrated so start your day off right with a glass of cool water and do it again each and every day!

OCSC encourages you to bring your own bottle of water with you as you head to the club!  Keep yourself hydrated so that you can make the most of your workout!