Wednesday, 24 August 2016



Why is it so important to stay hydrated?
Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water.
Whether you’re a serious athlete or a recreational exerciser, it’s important to make sure you get the right amount of water before, during, and after exercise. Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. It also helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy. If you’re not properly hydrated, your body can’t perform at its highest level. You may experience fatigue, muscle cramps, dizziness, or more serious symptoms.
A simple way to make sure you’re staying properly hydrated is to check your urine. If your urine is consistently colourless or light yellow, you are most likely staying well hydrated. Dark yellow urine is a sign of dehydration.

How much water do you need?
Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.
I drink 3 % of my body weight in litres
My body weight is 65 KG
Calculation- 65 X 3% = 1.95 litres

Water needs also depend on many factors, including your health, how active you and where you live.

Sizwe Gumede is a full-time Personal Trainer and a yoga teacher with over 10 years of experience. He works with males and females over the age of 45 who want to manage stress levels, Stay  fit as they age, have less or no musculoskeletal pain, have good quality sleep, improve the quality of their lives and feel great about themselves.

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