Are you drinking enough water?
A recent study found that almost half of men and women are not drinking enough water. This means that nearly half of all Americans are leaving valuable vitality, energy and performance on the table. Sipping plenty of water throughout your day is one of the single best health goals you can set in 2014. Water is key to helping you stay slim, maximizing your power and endurance during workouts, and preventing the mid-afternoon slump.
So the big question is how much?
A good starting point is the IOM recommendations for general fluid intake, which recommends women drink about 91 ounces (about 11 cups a day), and 125 ounces (about 15 cups a day) for men. Things like coffee, tea, 100% fruit juice, clear soups, and high water content fruits and veggies (like melons and cucumbers) can all contribute to your total fluid intake and hydration status. In fact, the IOM estimates that roughly 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods, with approximately 80% of our water intake coming from drinking water and other fluids. Higher temperatures, altitude, humidity and prolonged physical activity can increase water needs. CamelBak offers a hydration calculator to help assess the amount of water to drink during exercise.
Keeping your CamelBak eddy™ bottle with you all day makes it easier to reach your personal hydration goals. Hydration is important to feeling your best, so take the time to find a routine that works for you in 2014.
Click here to watch a video on some helpful tips and tricks to staying hydrated.
Click here to learn more about the study.