How many of us actually drink enough water each day? Do you get to midday and just feel sluggish, tired and lethargic? I am constantly reminding people to drink water. Women should drink about 1.6 litres and men should drink about 2.0 litres of fluid per day, however if you are training you need to be drinking more than this. Water is so beneficial, so easy, so free yet so easily overlooked. It’s really a no brainer (your brain is 90% water!!!). Your body is about 70% water; the majority of your blood and every cell in your body is composed of water, therefore you need water to function properly.
If you are not a huge fan of drinking just water try to choose healthier drinks as part of a balanced diet. Many soft drinks are high in sugar and therefore often high in calories; having too many calories can make you more likely to gain weight. Energy drinks are also high in both sugar and caffeine.
Don’t leave it until you feel thirsty to drink too as thirst isn't always a reliable gauge of the body's need for water. A better indicator is the colour of your urine. Clear or light-coloured urine means you're well hydrated, whereas a dark yellow colour is usually a sign of dehydration.