Sunday, January 29, 2012

Monday 120130 Helen

Hydration is important.  In the sedentary population, dehydration is linked to various forms of cancer, child/adolescent obesity, kidney stones, and other problems- like bad moods.  As an athlete, not being properly hydrated results in less strength, speed, endurance, etc. Do you THINK you take in enough water each day?

This is the Week #4 Habit- " I will drink X ounces or liters of water daily."

While heat, activity level, gender, size, age, and individual differences all make it difficult to say exactly how much is enough.  The Mayo Clinic says "if you drink enough fluid so that you rarely feel thirsty and produce 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) or more of colorless or slightly yellow urine a day, your fluid intake is probably adequate."  I know I haven't measured my DAILY YIELD, but I often use the COLOR TEST as a way to remind myself to drink more water if I am dark/colorful!   Another source points to about 16 cups (3 liters) of water for men and about 2.2 liters (11 cups) for women- that includes liquid and solid amounts- as food also contains some water.  On those days that are hot and you are very active- obviously take in more.

To SIMPLIFY, let's try and put a number on it, and then make a HABIT of drinking water and tracking the progress. Personally, I am going to fill up 3, one liter bottles.  That is close enough to 100 ounces- a good starting point.  I will make a habit of drinking 3 liters of water each day.  Start talking about it with other CFM members.  Include other family members at home or people at work.  Let's track our water consumption.. remember this goes into effect Today.
Hannah UP and Tom DOWN.
Monday's WOD: classes at 7, 9, 10am and again at 5 and 7pm.  Strength class at 6pm
3 Rounds for time of:
400m run
21 Kettlebell swings
12 Pull ups
Post times to journal/chalkboards.

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