Hydration is hopefully something that you paid extra attention to during this sweltering, sweat-inducing New York City summer– but it is also something that you should keep tabs on at all times, especially when you are active. The more you sweat, the more water you will need to consume in order to fuel internal bodily functions.
Here are some fast water facts that Todd has compiled in Fit for Golf-Set for Life:
- 55 to 60% of your body weight is water
- Two-thirds of body water is found inside cells (intracellular water)
- Muscle tissue is comprised of 70% water
- One-third of body water is found outside of cells (extracellular water)
- We lose water through our kidneys, skin, lungs and feces
- In hot weather or during exercise, a person may lose 1 to 2 liters per hour.
If you have a busy schedule it can be easy to neglect basic necessities such as water consumption, but it is vital to diligently monitor your hydration status. While it is suggested that the average person drinks two liters or 64 ounces of water in a day, this value will vary depending on your body mass and activity level. If you are following Todd’s workouts and spending hours on the golf course practicing, chances are you will need more than this average. Look out for consistent headaches or migraines, dry skin, excessive fatigue, physical weakness, and dark urine as these symptoms may suggest dehydration.
Learn more about all the things water does inside your body in Fit for Golf-Set for Life.
Tune in next week for an exclusive guide on the full swing body rotation– this time with a golf club!