By Lauren Hannaford, NAB RunWest Nutrition partner
Staying on top of your hydration is important at any time of the year.
It can be a little easier to do throughout the warmer months as you are usually feeling hot and thirsty ALL the time. However, it is just as important to be conscious of your water intake in the colder months as you may not be feeling ‘thirsty’ as such. This means means you need to be more mindful with sipping on that H20.
I don’t know about you but I always know when I haven’t had enough water because I feel that afternoon headache creep in and feel a bit lethargic. This is always a clear sign that it is WATER TIME!
No doubt you are clocking up the KM’s as you gear up for NAB RunWest so it’s even more important with all that activity that you are keeping yourself hydrated each day.
Here is a little tip that I have started using to remind me to drink water and keep me hydrated throughout the day. Grab yourself a 1L water bottle and draw several black lines on it with different times of the day. Down one side have 8am, 10am, 12pm and on the other side have 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. Once you drink down past 12pm it’s time to refill This is just a friendly reminder to keep on track throughout the day. Go ahead and give it a go.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION?
Every organ in your body needs water to function at its best. Your body uses water to remove waste, maintain body temperature, and keep your joints lubricated. In short – Your body needs water to survive. Under rare cases of extreme dehydration through not having enough water, our organs will start to shut down.
WHAT ELSE IS IMPORTANT?
Drinking nice clean water of course. We drink water to help flush out waste and toxins so it is important you aren’t putting them into your body as you drink. I would definitely recommend getting a filtered water bottle or filtered water jug to have at home.
Happy Hydration to you all, cheers. Loz. xx