I am sure that you are aware that a body can only survive a few days without water. All of our bodily fluids are mostly made of water. Water carries all the essential ingredients to nourish our body systems and acts to remove metabolic waste. Water also participates in many complicated chemical reactions required to maintain essential bodily functions. It lubricates our joints and protects our tissues and organs from shock. Water is definitely the most important nutrient for an athlete.
For an athlete to achieve optimal performance proper hydration must be maintained. If you wait until you are thirsty to drink water you are already dehydrating. Remember to drink 6-8 ounces of water every fifteen minutes during your workout. Here are a couple of ways to see if you are adequately hydrated.
- Weigh in before and after a workout. Drink two cups of water for each pound of body weight lost.
- Check the color of your urine. A dark gold color means you are dehydrated. Pale yellow or clear urine indicates a proper level of hydration.
Drinking water is essential to overall great health and body function! At La Jolla Sports Club, they understand this and their personal trainers work hard to ensure that your workouts are both effective and safe! They even have a great nutritionist to help you on the way!
La Jolla Sports Club has a nutritionist on staff that has a B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition. Make an appointment today to set up an initial assessment. Meal plans will be provided based on current nutrient deficits and personal needs. Constant contact and follow-ups will be provided to help all clients stay on track. Other services are provided as well such as trips to the grocery store, educational seminars, and weekly consultations.