The Importance of Drinking Water in Bodybuilding

Benefits of Drinking Water

Making a habit of drinking enough water every day is also necessary for your sports performance. Water is the substance that makes up 95% of our brain, 90% of our lungs and 80% of our blood. Water is the most important element after oxygen for our body. While we can live for weeks without food, we cannot live without water for more than a few days.

Performance

Such as cramping, fatigue, lack of motivation, distraction, poor reflexes and vision are negative symptoms when your body symptoms start to lose water. The way to avoid them is to drink water. Exercising already stresses the body. Also, we should not strain our body in every way by being dehydrated. When we drink water, the body does not accept water immediately. This takes some time. Therefore, you should definitely not wait to be thirsty to drink water. In addition, drinking water constantly during training increases the secretion of growth hormone, which is necessary for the development of our muscles. If we are training by being dehydrated, the amount of growth secretion will decrease.

Sweating

During training, toxins are expelled from our body by sweating. But if you become dehydrated, some problems begin to appear. When the body is dehydrated, it cannot perform its sweating function. Sweating acts to cool you down when your body temperature rises. In addition, the water you drink balances the temperature of your body for 24 hours. Toxins excreted as a result of sweating remain inside the body as soon as it is dehydrated. Various damage may also occur in organs such as the liver and kidneys. Therefore, it is very important to drink enough water during training.

Spinal Health / Shortening of Height

As we know, between our vertebrae there is a rubber-like tissue called disc, which contains fluid. The main ingredient of this tissue is water. You know the stature gets shorter as you get older, that’s what causes that stature. The water in these discs decreases day by day as they age, and as a result, as the area covered by the discs decreases, the distance between their vertebrae becomes shorter and a person may experience a height loss of 10-15 cm from young to old age. Here is the biggest helper of protection from this is WATER. If you drink enough water a day and try to protect your spine with stretching movements, you can be sure that you will not shorten your height in later years. Not to mention that it is also protected from my waist and back

Weight Control with Water

Drinking a glass of water half an hour before starting a meal will prevent you from overeating. How does this happen? Hunger and thirst sensations are controlled from the same part of the brain. The feeling that your stomach is full after drinking water is secreted by the brain. The best part about it is that there are no calories in the water. But don’t mean that drinking more water will make you lose weight. When you drink water instead of soft drinks and carbonated drinks with meals, the amount of sugar entering your body decreases to zero. As a result, water becomes the biggest assistant in the long run, especially for those who want to lose weight.

How Much Water Should We Drink Daily?

You should drink at least 8-10 glasses or 2 litres of water a day. This is the ideal value. You can tell from your urine whether the water is sufficient for your body. Except in the morning, your urine should not be yellow, but a very light yellow color, almost white. If your urine is this color, it means that the water is sufficient for your body. Get to know yourself.

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