Water Smarts: Hydration Facts

  • Vigorous exercise in humid conditions can cause you to loose 2-3 litres of water per hour. For a 150 lb person a 1% body weight loss equals slightly less than one litre. This means a dehydrated state in one half hour, serious effects in an hour and a possible threat to your life and safety in 2 hours
  • Drink 16 ounces of water 2 hours before exercise
  • During exercise drink at frequent intervals
  • Drink water 8 - 10 degrees Celsius for quickest absorption and cooling of your core temperature
  • Good news because 60 % of body weight is water, the act of drinking 8 ounces every 15 to 20 minutes during exercise prevents dehydration and increases efficiency and performance. * american college of sports medicine
  • Coffee, tea, pop and juices do not count as water intake
  • Thirst is often mistaken for hunger
  • Mild dehydration will slow the metabolism as much as 3%
  • Lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue
  • One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pains
  • 8 - 10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
  • 5 glasses a day decreases the risk of colon cancer by 79% and one is less likely to develop bladder cancer by 50%. *www.teenspot.com