I realize that I haven’t done any posts for a Wednesday or a Thursday yet, so I’m starting Thirsty Thursdays today. This day will be all about drinks, not necessarily the alcoholic kind since those are just extra empty calories, but I may surprise you and throw one in every now and then. You’ll have to wait and see.
Today’s drink: WATER!!!
Obviously the best liquid that you can consume. Drink it every day. Drink it before your workout, during your workout, and after your workout. Since we are entering the summer months, drink more because up to three quarts an hour can be lost during warm weather exercise. Adequate (and that means, eh this is just enough) consumption is between 3.7 and 2.7 liters a day. You can get your water by drinking other things such as tea, coffee (no added crap), juice, and milk, and by eating fruits and veggies since they are rich in water. Now, I’m from the South and we LOVE our sweet tea…this will get you your water, but it will also give you your sugar allowance for a whole week! So, while you can get your water from other beverages, the best thing to do is actually DRINK WATER.
Stay sweaty, my friends!