How much water should athletes drink

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After learning about hydration and its benefits during college, especially with athletics, and learning of the military's standard for hydration, I have found that everyone should drink at least half their bodyweight in ounces of water each day. This can be obtained through coffee and tea as caffeinated (diuretic inducing) products do not tamper with the overall hydration needed for idea bodily function. Athletes should drink an extra glass of water (8 ounces) for every 15 minutes of extra exercise output (achieving a MET > 6). For every 15% that one is not fully hydrated, he or she loses upwards of 20% of their physical output, and become more injury prone.

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I weigh roughly 205 pounds and therefore drink about 102.5 ounces of fluid throughout the day. I know it is difficult to assess or care about the amount one ingests during work hours all day, but if you can learn to train yourself or even set a timer that helps remind you to force down water, you will become much more consistent over time. Most standard liter water bottles from nalgene and other outdoor or plastic companies work great for everyday use.

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Each liter is equal to about 33.8 ounces. I need to drink about 3 of these bottles a day to ensure proper hydration. Since I regularly participate in strenuous physical activity, I usually drink more than the (a gallon jug is 3.78 liters) standard. Being consistently hydrated provides more energy, sense of well being, and much higher endurance through physical activity.

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Some have difficulties being consistent. Some tips include: 1-use your smartphone to list each amount you drink 2-always have water near you or within walking distance 3-make it a point to drink a certain amount during breakfast or any other time you take a break 4-if water is not available, drinking other beverages can act as a sufficient substitute when sparingly used 5-stay active! Moving and producing sweat and activating the metabolism will naturally cause you to crave water

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After learning about hydration and its benefits during college, especially with athletics, and learning of the military's standard for hydration, I have found that everyone should drink at least half their body weight in ounces of water each day. This can be obtained through coffee and tea as caffeinated (diuretic inducing) products do not tamper with the overall hydration needed for idea bodily function. Athletes should drink an extra glass of water (8 ounces) for every 15 minutes of extra exercise output (achieving a MET > 6). For every 15% that one is not fully hydrated, he or she loses upwards of 20% of their physical output, and become more injury prone. I weigh roughly 205 pounds and therefore drink about 102.5 ounces of fluid throughout the day. I know it is difficult to assess or care about the amount one ingests during work hours all day, but if you can learn to train yourself or even set a timer that helps remind you to force down water, you will become much more consistent over time. Most standard liter water bottles from nalgene and other outdoor or plastic companies work great for everyday use. Each liter is equal to about 33.8 ounces. I need to drink about 3 of these bottles a day to ensure proper hydration. Since I regularly participate in strenuous physical activity, I usually drink more than the (a gallon jug is 3.78 liters) standard. Being consistently hydrated provides more energy, sense of well being, and much higher endurance through physical activity.

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