First the 8 a day mantra has no basis in any clinical trial, we get water from a variety of sources such as out food in addition to any we drink. The mistake I see many make is to sip water from time to time, that will not supply hydration it only slakes thirst. In the military work ion hot environments we had everyone consume a quart at a time if they were working hard and sweating. A minimum of 8 ounces is required and 16 is a better option each time you drink water.
While dehydration is a health problem, so is hyper hydration which has caused fatalities at several road races. If you want an accurate reading as to your hydration level monitor the colour of your urine. Dark urine means you are under hydrated but not necessarily dehydrated, clear means you are over hydrated, pale to moderate yellow places you in the safe range.. Infrequent urination can also indicate an under hydration problem
Edited by: SERGEANTMAJOR at: 6/18/2013 (23:50)
It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.
I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.
Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.
Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit
You can not build a six pack using twelve packs
Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.
"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace