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089 Habit Of Hydration: For Health, Training, And Optimal Performance

089 Habit Of Hydration: For Health, Training, And Optimal Performance

The episode this week is all about hydration. This is an important topic, as hydration has a positive effect on every system in the body. Andrew states that changing hydration habits can be difficult for some people, which is why he doesn’t make it the first thing to focus on in his nutrition coaching. However, listening to this episode will help build an understanding of the reasons why we should focus on staying hydrated and never let it slip to the wayside.

Hydration affects every system in the body. Our hydration state affects:

-Thermoregulation
-Cardiovascular function
-Cognition
-Movement and motor function
-Nervous system function

So how much water should we be drinking? The recommended daily amount of water per day depends on many factors. Andrew not only dives into the importance of hydration, but he explains how everybody’s hydration needs are different. To gauge how much water you should be drinking, take into consideration:

-Body type
-Body size
-Health
-Fitness level
-Activities

Andrew also goes over how we can measure our hydration status and know if we’ve had enough or if we need to consume more. Another factor to consider is the type of water you’re drinking. Filtered water is best, depending on your area, but it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. And what about those who don’t like water? Listen in on this episode for some key tips that Andrew provides on ways to stay hydrated even for those who have a hard time with drinking that much water. It’s time to get motivated on increasing your water intake, which will help you to feel more energetic and improve your overall performance. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more episodes!

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