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19/11/15

Stay Hydrated, Maximise Performance

Water makes up about 60% of the body and without it we can only survive a matter of days. So it’s kind of a big deal! It is required by all cells within the body and has many functions including:

  • Body Temperature Regulation
  • Transport of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals.
  • Removal of waste products
  • Metabolic Reactions

How much is enough?

The recommended water intake is 2-2.5L. However, when it comes to water its not one size fits all. Water requirements vary largely between individuals depending on factors such as body weight/size and hormone levels. The requirements of an individual also fluctuate daily depending on activity levels and body temperature. For example a rider in the Tour de France may need to consume as much as 10L of water due to the large amount of water lost through sweating as a result of the physical demands and the hot weather... Read More

 


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