Drink up!

I have a drinking problem… I am NEVER properly hydrated. I’m pretty good at drinking coffee, and wine, but water is something I definitely don’t get enough of. I was recently commissioned by netdoctor.co.uk to investigate the role of electrolytes in hydration and what I found confirmed that I need to hydrate more! I’m trying to at least have one electrolyte drink (500ml) per day and any water/herbal tea/cordial I can add to that is a bonus. Have a read on the link below and see what you think – you might be surprised at the facts:

“Do I Need Electrolytes?”

Water works!

I’m pretty sure most of us don’t drink enough water. I definitely don’t – although I do carry a bottle with me, to encourage better behaviour in myself. My new absolutely favourite thing is this huge (2-litre) bottle, £15.95 from The Big Bottle Co. It comes in loads of colours; mine is purple but I think I might try to collect them all! (Might? Will.)

The idea behind it is that we’re supposed to drink 2ltrs per day, so if you get through this then you’ve done good. BUT… it’s also an awesome weight for circuits in the park! The handle makes it easy to do bicep curls, lateral raises, pretty much any resistance work, and you can fill it from a fountain when you get to the park and empty before you leave, so the walk there and back is a touch easier.

And don’t worry, I’ve taken the brainwork out of it by weighing it at various stages of fullness (1kg, 1.5kg, 2kg) – go forth and train/drink/train!!