Hi Friends of Oompf, it's Alvan here. Today we will be talking about hydration and its benefits.
A lot of us underestimate the importance of drinking water daily and don’t truly appreciate what water does for our bodies. Its easy to take hydration forgranted because we live in a country where water is so easily accessible but if you really think about it, water is one of the most important substances in the earth. Every living thing needs water to survive, plants and animals included and without it live on earth would not be possible.
On average, a male should be drinking about 3 litres a day and a lady about 2. Here are some benefits of water and how it can help with not only your daily life but your fitness.
1. Improved physical performance
Losing as little as 2% of your body’s water content can significantly impair your physical performance. Especially as we are living in such a humid country it is easy to get dehydrated. Besides the fact that a lack of hydration results in altered body temperature and fatigue, it can also cause exercise to seem much more difficult mentally. Hence if you've not been paying attention to the amount of water you consume a day, try to track/ increase your intake and you may find an improvement in ur training performance.
2. Aids weight loss