baldy wrote:E-P wrote:No one has emphasized the importance of drinking lots of water. Not maybe a cure for all your "problems" but still very important.
Can you quantify this?
I drink a large volumes of liquids throughout the day, probably only 2 glasses of plain water. Each protein shake is about 400ml so that is nearly 1.5l already. Couple cups of tea and coffee. Plus 750ml of sports drink while training. So I easily get 3-4l a day.
Particularly after 1.5 hours of doing aikido I feel dehydrated, then drink a electrolyte sports drink which is better than water for dehydration.
I could drink more plain water, but interested to know when and for what reasons.
I was sent a podcast the other day about this, it said electrolyte drinks are good for replenishing salts if your sweating a lot during a workout or a run but you can get as much salt in a piece of bread, the best think for dehydration is water. Tea and coffee aren't great, folk need to drink a minimum of 2l of water a day.