The supplements industry in the UK turns over hundreds of millions of pounds every year as guys and girls alike try to find new supplements that can help them attain their end goal, whether that’s muscle growth, toning, fat loss or just supplements to give you plenty of energy for your workout.
Now I have nothing against supplements; however, too many people forget the most basic of supplements, H2O. Water is undeniably your bodies most important nutrient and without an adequate supply of water your body cannot function as it should. Moreover water has the potential to deliver the same / similar results to your expensive supplements if you are pro-active with your hydration.
Losing Weight / Burning Fat
It’s proven that drinking 500 millilitres or water can increase your metabolic rate by up to 30% and further to that, if you were to drink 1.5 litres more per day then you would naturally be rid of 5 lbs over the course of a year.
Skin / Appearance
Ensuring that you remain hydrated will also deliver positive benefits in terms of your skin and appearance. High levels of hydration will protect your teeth with good saliva supplies and tone up your skin, increasing elasticity.
Strong Gym Results
Have you hit a plateau in the gym? Struggling to get the gains that you’re after? The fact is that your bodies muscles are made up of 80% water and even a small amount of dehydration will have a negative effect on your strength, performance and recovery. Dehydration might also cause you to strain or injure yourself as your joints aren’t sufficiently lubricated.
Clear Water for a Clear Mind
Dehydration will make you feel tired, reduce your brains levels of alertness and even affect your short term memory performance. Good hydration levels will ensure that your mind is functioning at optimum levels.
Choose the Right Sources
Getting into a good routine with your hydration can be difficult, particularly if you don’t have a nearby source. I found that my hydration at home and during my workouts was fine but I was lacking at work. After speaking to my colleagues and underlining the positive benefits of great hydration levels, it was decided that a tactically placed water cooler was the most convenient and affordable option. If you do have access to a water cooler or supply in your place of work then you might consider the purchase of a good quality bottle that you can fill and have at your desk.
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So there you have it, water is a highly valuable tool in the war against flab, fatigue and skin ageing just to name a few. Water in high volume is a great addition to your diet and will improve your performance alongside the supplements that you are currently taking.