I wanna drop some knowledge on ya’ll this morning. In a hopes to helping you feel, perform, look better on a daily basis with one of the most simple things we can do for ourselves, staying HYDRATED.
Did you know that around 75% of North Americans are dehydrated on a regular basis?
That alone is a scary thought and we you read the rest of this its gets scarier and scarier.
Let’s start with water, how much should you drink?
I tell my nutrition clients to use the Galpin equation, You need to start with half an ounce of water per pound of bodyweight you are. So if you’re a 200 pound human you need 100 ounces of water per day.
Then you can add more depending on how hard you workout, how much you sweat, if you sauna, how hot it is etc. but thats your baseline.
Hydration goes beyond just water intake. In fact if you only ever drank just water your body would stop functioning.
Did you know?
A lot of fatigue and headaches are caused by one simple thing, dehydration.
This doesn’t mean you necessarily need to drink more water.
What it does mean is you need more salt, electrolytes (magnesium, potassium) and water.
If you take in too much salt you simply pee it out.
If you eat too much sugar, it leads to elevated blood sugar and insulin levels, which causes salt retention.
Its the extra sugar that’s killing you not the salt.
Scientists say that when people drive dehydrated, they make the same number of mistakes that drivers make when under the influence of alcohol.
Exercise performance is impaired when an individual is dehydrated by as little as 2% of body weight. Losses in excess of 5% of body weight can decrease the capacity for work by about 30%.
Now let’s talk Magnesium
Magnesium also plays a crucial role in supporting the following aspects of our health:
Heart health. Regulates nerve and muscle function throughout the body, including the heart muscle. Magnesium helps the heart maintain a healthy rhythm and is involved in the regulation of blood pressure and cholesterol production.
Bone health. Crucial for normal bone structure, magnesium plays a critical role in both bone formation and the maintenance of bone density as we age.
Metabolic health. Facilitates the digestion of fatty acids and proteins and helps to regulate blood glucose levels.
Sleep. Plays a key role in supporting deep, restorative sleep by regulating certain neurotransmitters that calm the nervous system and allow the brain to transition to a restful state.
Stress management. Helps to reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body.
I take 2 packs of LMNT a day which a scientific proven combination salt, magnesium and potassium. I love the taste and how I feel when Im hydrated and I’ll never go back!
Stay hydrated with salt, magnesium, potassium and water and win the day!