The Nagging Lecture: Hydration

As I sit here on the bus with my team on our way to University of Wisconsin-Stout for our second meet of the 2014-2015 season we hear from our athletic trainer once again about hydration. In my head i’m thinking BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH I’m so sick of hearing about hydration day in and day out. Now as I look into the importance of hydration I realize why he emphasizes why we need to stay hydrated. Dehydration can lead to strained/pulled muscles, energy loss, and in warm weather heat stroke (clearly not something we need to worry about up here in Northern Minnesota during this time of year.) How much water should you intake a day? Many studies have shown one should drink half of their body weight in ounces. Being careful to not over hydrate is important too.So in other words….Get to drinking your water!


One comment

  1. krissideneige · January 24, 2015

    When I was a student-athlete in college (WAY back in the day!) I remember hearing the same thing from our athletic trainer. At the time, I felt I drank enough water, you know, DURING practice. But that was about it! It wasn’t until I was older, late 20s, that I turned a completely new leaf and realized how important water really is. For about the past 10 years, I have been an H20 fanatic- drinking a huge glass of water first thing in the morning (after I brush my teeth) and gulping steadily throughout the day. I’ve never actually measured how much I drink daily, but maybe I should. Cameron Diaz recently wrote “The Body Book” and discussed with Dr. Oz the importance of water. If you haven’t seen it before, here’s a clip that’s pretty cool:

    On another note, your post brought me back to the BSU road trips that I used to take when I coached women’s golf and basketball for the Beavers. Good luck this weekend! 🙂 “Hi” to Coach Hougen.

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