“I can’t drink that much water because I can’t pee constantly at work” - said every client ever.
Let's break down why you should be drinking water:
Dehydration can impair your workout, by increasing perceived exertion (meaning you feel like your body's working harder than it is)
Being hydrated can relieve constipation and improve digestive health (reducing bloating)
Getting up every hour, to use the restroom, is actually a benefit, since it means you’re moving your body & improving blood flow and cardiovascular health
You may be snacking or eating when you're actually thirsty. If you are properly hydrated, it can indirectly help you lose weight
If you are working from home, now's your chance to change your habits! Create one to two goals each week to progress to drinking more water. You don't need to go from 0 to 100 overnight.
Some helpful tips:
Find a nice looking water bottle, keep it next to you.
Aim to drink 1/2 L every two hours. Example: 10 am 1/2 L, 12 pm, 1/2 L, 2 pm 1/2 L, 4 pm 1/2 L. This will help you actually achieve the goal, vs. looking at the clock strike 4 and needing to chug liters of water.
If you are even more in need of a reminder there are many helpful apps out there. “Daily Water” can be programmed to make a slurping noise every time you should be taking a sip.
Myth! Everyone needs 8 glasses per day. Hydration is based on your body weight and age, everyone is different.
Here is how to calculate water needs: body weight ➗ 2 = total ounces/day ➗ 8 = total glasses/day
If you drink coffee / tea daily this counts toward your total