The Importance of Keeping the Body Hydrated
By Dane C. Fletcher
I’ve always wondered why water has to taste so tasteless! I know it’s a weird thought. But haven’t you ever wondered if life would be easier if water tasted like freshly squeezed orange juice? By then life would’ve adjusted to it completely and we’d be wondering how it would’ve been if it was tasteless. The moral of the story is that we should use what we have now and use it to the fullest. Probably knowing the importance of water especially to a bodybuilder will do the trick, probably suffering from constipation will work a miracle and you’ll be gulping down water at every opportunity you get.
You will be surprised at the huge number of people who think a beer in the hand is better than sparkling water. The worse part about it is when these people do it in ignorance and still expect their bodybuilding to yield exceptional results. Ever heard of the term empty calories? That’s what you’re flooding your body with every time you grab a can out of your fridge. These calories wont add any nutritional value to your body, on the contrary they’ll do quite the opposite of what you expect it to. Realize that the effect of alcohol doesn’t end at just giving you a tingly filling of refreshment and bliss; it lowers the rate of fat burn in your body. It is what the body will burn up first, meaning that the fat that you took for that day won’t be used as fuel but as extra cushioning on your ass!
How well your body breaks down, absorbs and uses proteins is highly dependent on water. It is responsible for what is referred to as the folding of proteins into the three dimensional shape required. How well proteins fold dictates how well they will function. Besides this, water is a medium where the many processes in the body take place. When it comes to food, water helps in the break down and digestion of food. Most if not all of the body’s enzymes are transported around the body in a viscous form; water is a transporter. Most of the blood is formed of that red fluid. Without getting into the cellular details of the blood, most of it is water. As much as there are millions of cells that form blood, they don’t just float around the body. They are transported around by the fluid which is formed by water.
For bodybuilders especially, you need a constant supply of energy, nutrients and oxygen throughout your body. This means that water, lots of it, isn’t negotiable; unless of cause you want your bodybuilding career to go down the drain. Other uses include the regulation of body temperature, reduction of acidity in the body and a waste remover that flushes out wastes from the body among other important uses. Fresh fruits and vegetables as well as milk, fruit juice, tea and coffee help maintain the fluid levels in the body. Sports drinks can also boost your fluid levels but I must say, nothing can completely replace water.
Dane Fletcher is the world’s most prolific bodybuilding and fitness expert and is currently the executive editor for BodybuildingToday.com. If you are looking for more bodybuilding tips or information on weight training, or supplementation, please visit www.BodybuildingToday.com, the bodybuilding and fitness authority site with hundreds of articles available FREE to help you meet your goals.
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