Welcome to the next edition of the Fitchicks Insider VIP Newsletter.
With the warm weather we have been having, your Fitchick workouts have been hot and sweaty so I would like to remind you the importance of drinking plenty of water.
Our bodies cannot store water like it can food, that’s why we can survive weeks without food and only a few days without water. Our water supplies need to be replenished every day to keep our bodies functioning effectively. Water is required for:
1. temperature regulation
2. digestion and processing of food
3. absorption of nutrients
We have been told that we need to drink 8 glasses of water per day. This equates to about 2 litres which is the amount that is estimated our bodies lose per day. This is only a guide however as other factors affect how much water we need each day.
You need more than 2 litres if:
1. You are pregnant
2. You are a nursing mother
3. You live in a hot climate
4. You participate in excessive exercise
5. You sweat excessively
Remember water can be consumed through other drinks such as tea, coffee and even alcohol. Water is also consumed through) foods we eat for example water based soups. The best gauge of how much water you need is to look for signs of dehydration, such as, feeling thirsty, dry mouth and headache. One of the easiest ways to know if your body has enough water is the colour of your urine, it should be pale yellow.
So keep hydrated Fitchicks and pass me a corona!
You can’t live without it!
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