Importance of Hydration Coupled With Exercise

Imagine hydration as one leg of a chair

Hydration is equally as important as the other three legs in homeostasis. Comparatively speaking the other three legs would be exercise, nutrition, and rest.

By the same token, the chair will topple if there is an imbalance in any of the legs.


Staying hydrated allows for proper thirst

Equally important, not staying hydrated can be dangerous. Whereas the adult body is composed of 55 – 60% water by volume

Hydration, Drinking Water, Cellular Respiration, Endocrine System, Fluid Retention, Liver Function, Metabolic Function, Nutrient Distribution, Thirst, Blood
Hydration, Drinking Water, Cellular Respiration, Endocrine System Health, Fluid Retention, Liver Function, Metabolic Function, Nutrient Distribution, Thirst, Blood Volume, Oxygen Delivery

Additionally, sedentary individuals need to consume about 3 liters of water a day. In warmer climates, it is recommended to drink more. (13 cups)

Furthermore, if the individual is on a weight loss program, an extra 8 oz of water per 25 pounds of weight is necessary.


Water intake, and athletic needs

All things considered, more active individuals need to drink more water. Coupled with body heat and exercise the body drains its water supply quickly.

In either case without proper hydration, hyperthermia is quick to attack. Again, the body is designed to sweat to cool down its organs to function properly.

Moreover, while training in the heat, it takes 2 weeks of training for the body to acclimate.

In light of the research from the IOC (Inter National Olympic Committee) without the proper training, heat exacerbation is easy to set in.


For the most part, during times of injury or chronic pain

In the long run, during injury it is especially important to stay hydrated.

For the most part, water reduces Inflammation and help flush toxins left over from cellular respiration.

As can be seen by the research, proper hydration is linked to obesity, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions that cause pain.

 

AMA
Sibille KT, Steingrímsdóttir ÓA, Fillingim RB, et al. Investigating the Burden of Chronic Pain: An Inflammatory and Metabolic Composite. Pain Research & Management. 2016;2016:7657329. doi:10.1155/2016/7657329.
MLASibille, Kimberly T. et al. “Investigating the Burden of Chronic Pain: An Inflammatory and Metabolic Composite.” Pain Research & Management 2016 (2016): 7657329. PMC. Web. 23 Oct. 2016.
APASibille, K. T., Steingrímsdóttir, Ó. A., Fillingim, R. B., Stubhaug, A., Schirmer, H., Chen, H., … Nielsen, C. S. (2016). Investigating the Burden of Chronic Pain: An Inflammatory and Metabolic Composite. Pain Research & Management, 2016, 7657329. http://doi.org/10.1155/2016/7657329
AMA
Racinais S, Alonso J-M, Coutts AJ, et al. Consensus Recommendations on Training and Competing in the Heat. Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.z). 2015;45(7):925-938. doi:10.1007/s40279-015-0343-6.
MLARacinais, Sébastien et al. “Consensus Recommendations on Training and Competing in the Heat.” Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.z.) 45.7 (2015): 925–938. PMC. Web. 23 Oct. 2016.
APARacinais, S., Alonso, J.-M., Coutts, A. J., Flouris, A. D., Girard, O., González-Alonso, J., … Périard, J. D. (2015). Consensus Recommendations on Training and Competing in the Heat. Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.z.), 45(7), 925–938. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-015-0343-6

Share This:

Ninos Ibraham

Ninos Ibraham has over 10000 hours of training in QiGong, Yoga, Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Nutrition, Body Mechanics, The Human Movement System, Eastern Psychology. Ninos Used to weigh in at almost 400lbs over a decade ago. With research into nutrition, human movement science, martial arts and yoga, Ninos had an amazing 200 lb weight loss in 9 months. What makes it more amazing is that Ninos did this without the aide of doctors, personal trainers, surgical procedures, and magic weight loss pills. Ninos has been a plant based vegan athlete 95 % of the time over the last 11 years.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *