The 411 on Hydration

 

At the Sweat Shoppe, hydration is key!

If you are not properly hydrated, it will sabotage your ride and affect the rest of your day, making you feel sluggish and run down. On the flip side, if you are hydrated and prepared for class, your body efficiency will sky rocket and you will rock your ride. Wanna know how to determine if you’re drinking enough fluids during the day?

Here is an easy way to calculate how much water you should drink a day for both health and weight loss benefits.

1. Your weight: The first step to knowing how much water to drink everyday is to know your weight. The amount of water a person should drink varies on their weight, which makes sense because the more someone weighs the more water they need to drink. A two hundred pound man and 100 pound woman require different amounts of water every day.

2. Multiply by 2/3: Next you want to multiply your weight by 2/3 (or 67%) to determine how much water to drink daily. For example, if you weighed 175 pounds you would multiply that by 2/3 and learn you should be drinking about 117 ounces of water every day.

3. Activity Level: Finally you will want to adjust that number based on how often you work out, since you are expelling water when you sweat. You should add 12 ounces of water to your daily total for every 30 minutes that you work out. So if you work out for 45 minutes daily, you would add 18 ounces of water to your daily intake.

 

Check out the urine color scale which can help indicate your hydration level:


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