Any of my friends who has ever heard me go on a rant about why I love My Fitness Pal so much knows that my main use is to track my water intake. I’ve had issues in the past with not drinking much, if any, water, and then playing intense volleyball while on the verge of fainting. To avoid this, I’ve made a conscious effort over the last two years to drink more water throughout the day — especially on game/practice days.
Drinking water throughout the day makes me feel less tired, it keeps my skin clear, and I don’t feel like I’m running around with a massive wad of cotton in my mouth. I love water! Could it be because I’m an Aquarius?
So, you’d better believe that my interest was peaked when I saw the title of this post from Nerd Fitness. It’s a really good read, if you have the time.
If you don’t have the time, Steve summarizes the post by highlighting the following points:
“Chill out about water, don’t over think it.
Drink when you feel thirsty.
If your pee is a darker color than normal, drink more water. If it’s lighter than normal, drink less.
Don’t stress about drinking water neurotically throughout the day.
Don’t bother with the energy drinks unless your exercise is intense, over several hours, or in very hot conditions.”
You know, he’s totally right about drinking too much water, by the way. My grandfather once got sick from drinking too much water. I guess they’re right: Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. That is, unless you’re referring to cheese.