Become as Water…by Drinking It
As Bruce Lee put it, “Become water my friend.”
Now he was talking from a physical and mental state, but actually drinking water can help you get there as well.
Water is the lifeline for your body.
90% of your body consists of water in your organs, bones, and muscles. The Earth isn’t even covered with that much water.
In fact, your muscles consist of 70% water. Water is everywhere inside of you. If you can make it a bigger part of your life, it can help you achieve the impossible.
Water health benefits are huge. It is one of the few things you can drink that won’t spike your insulin, cause gut irritation or any other problem. There is a definite reason why we as a race have evolved on a planet covered by so much H2O. We depend on it.
Because water is such a large part of your composition, it is pretty dang important that you replenish your body often to avoid dehydration and help maintain those amazing abs and toned biceps you are sporting.
How Much Water Should You Drink?
The health benefits of water are limitless and so should your consumption be. It is safe to shoot for 60 oz. – 100 oz. of water daily. At a minimum you should get in 60 oz. I have personally noticed it is also important to drink 12 oz. prior to working out and 4 oz. every 15 minutes during your workout to keep up your energy.
I know that sounds like a lot, but you really should have water attached to your hip. It will make such a huge difference in your
This doesn’t have to be a rocket science and you don’t have to time yourself, but just make sure you are never thirsty and always keep water around you. Without water, dehydration can set in quickly.
Dehydration causes a person to feel tired, weak, and sleepy. Not a good thing. Without water you can easily run out of energy when exercising. If 4-5% of your body weight is dehydrated, then your muscle and aerobic endurance can be decreased by 20-30%. If the dehydration continues to increase, then it can cause serious health problems like fainting and possibly even death. Yikes!
Probably didn’t know that one huh?
What Does Water Do For My Body?
Water supports the liver so it can focus on burning stored body fat for energy, instead of directing it’s effort toward flushing out toxins to sustain your other body functions when it is dehydrated.
One of the benefits of water is that it also regulates your body temperature and helps to transfer nutrients through your body. It also doesn’t restrict nutrient absorption like other liquids we have talked about (milk and juices). Water is especially vital for high protein diets to support kidneys flushing out any excess protein.
If you notice you are eating more food as you exercise more, then you should counter with more ounces of water.
Keep a bottle attached to your hip so you can get all of the health benefits of drinking water. As a reminder, as soon as you are thirsty, you are too late and already in the beginning of the dehydration phase. You should always drink water even if you are not thirsty. The more you drink, the more you can say the water is becoming a part of you and your life.
If you can “become as water”, it can make a huge difference in your body transformation and you can take control of your life no matter what obstacles come your way.