Why CrossFit Scottsdale believes in drinking water…
At Crossfit Scottsdale we carry our bottle of water with us at all times. This way it reminds us to consume H2O. Water rules – Make sure you are drinking enough!! Here are 9 Powerful reasons to drink more water during your workouts at CrossFit Scottsdale and everyday.
Water is one of the best tools for weight loss, first of all because it often replaces high-calorie drinks like soda and juice and alcohol with a drink that doesn’t have any calories. But it’s also a great appetite suppressant, and often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. Water has no fat, no calories, no carbs, no sugar. Drink plenty to supplement your weight-loss regimen at CrossFit Scottsdale.
Drinking a good amount of water could lower your risks of a heart attack. A six-year study published in the May 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 8 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.
Being dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired — even mild dehydration of as little as 1 or 2 percent of your body weight. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated — and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms.
Another symptom of dehydration is headaches. In fact, often when we have headaches it’s simply a matter of not drinking enough water. There are lots of other causes of headaches of course, but dehydration is a common one.
Drinking water can clear up your skin and people often report a healthy glow after drinking water. It won’t happen overnight, of course, but just a week of drinking a healthy amount of water can have good effects on your skin.
Our digestive systems needs a good amount of water to digest food properly. Often water can help cure stomach acid problems and water along with fiber can cure constipation (often a result of dehydration).
Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body. Drinking more water while sweating out the bad stuff at CrossFit Scottsdale can help replenish and cleanse your body.
Related to the digestive system item above, drinking a healthy amount of water has also been found to reduce the risk of colon cancer by 45%. Drinking lots of water can also reduce the risk of bladder cancer by 50% and potentially reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Being dehydrated can severely hamper your athletic activities, slowing you down and making it harder to lift weights. Exercise requires additional water, so be sure to hydrate before, during and after exercise. This is especially important for CrossFitters, as you know our workouts here at CrossFit Scottsdale are of a higher intensity than most.