We live in a society that is so reliant upon foods that are filled with loads and loads of salt! Retailers want longer shelf lives for their products, but they aren't worried about the effects it may have on your health! Take one of the first steps and reduce the amount of sodium in your diet. You will not only feel less bloated, but you will lose weight!
Here is a link for a great American Heart Association article on the prevalence of sodium (salt) intake and the correlation it has on poor health. Bottom line, reduce your sodium intake and save your heart and brain!
Consuming Water is perhaps one of the most important things you can ever do for your health and fitness. Water has a direct role in nearly every function of your body. Even 1% of dehydration can decrease your athletic performance by 20%! On average (depending on your activity level and season of the year) men ages 20-35 should consume roughly 3/4 to 1 gallon of water, while females ages 20-35 should be consuming a half to three-quarters of a gallon per day.
If you want to feel better, be healthier, look better, burn fat and help to rid your body to rid itself of toxins more easily, then drink water. Water has so many positive effects, there are too many to list here! But a quick few - it can even help prevent migraine headaches, avoid constipation, lower blood pressure and even helps to prevent heart attack and stroke!
Dont overdrink! More is not always better- be cautious and try not to drink more than 1 gallon a day!
Guidelines Below Courtesy of ACSM:
Fluid and Hydration
Fluid consumption guidelines
Quality Nutrition = Quality Training
Eating smart not only makes your feel better and exercise more efficiently but aids in a lifestyle that is less prone to disease and other health complications.