Our brain even consists of about 80 to 90 percent water.
Our organism requires water for all physiological processes.
If you drink too little, you are faster K.O. - this is already clear.
The question is: How much should I actually drink to stay fit?
First, a question is important: How much water does my body need every day to cover the minimum water requirement?
There is the basic rule: the minimum amount of water that should be taken daily should be 1.5 liters for an adult. This 1.5 liters of water should absorb a healthy person daily. It does not matter whether the liquid is absorbed by drinks or food.
Nutrition experts have set up a simple rule. Per kilogram of body weight, 0.03 liters (30 mililiters) of water should be drunk per day.
- 50 kg body weight / 1.5 liters of water
- 60 kg body weight / 1.8 liters of water
- 70 kg body weight / 2.1 liters of water
- 80 kg body weight / 2.4 liters of water
- 90 kg body weight / 2.7 liters of water
Drinking before the workout
It is not advisable to drink a lot of water directly before the sport. The fluid then only interferes with the movement and is bubbling unpleasantly in the stomach.
It is recommended to drink about half a liter one to two hours before the workout. However, not at once, better at intervals. Then the body is well prepared for the workout.
Drink while exercising
In the case of light and short training sessions of less than 30 minutes, it is usually enough to drink afterwards. For training sessions of about 45 minutes and longer, it is important to provide continuous fluid supply. It is recommended to drink water regularly (about every 15 minutes) in small sips.
Drink after the workout
The fluid lost by sweating must be replaced. Also after training, drinking is essential. It is important not to drink too much at once. Unfortunately, it is better to drink water in small sips.