Day 11 - Why No Alcohol?

The process of managing our hydration tells us to pay attention to:

  1. The amount of water we drink and

  2. Activities that affect our hydration, like exercising and drinking alcohol.

When we feel hungover, it's our body's way of telling us it does not have enough water available. In addition, lots of drinks have a lot of sugar and/or gluten. In order to know how exactly your body responds to all of these things, we remove alcohol to have a better starting point. Add it back in after the 21 days slowly and see how you feel, being sure to balance the water absorption from the added alcohol.

Today's simple tip is to add half a teaspoon of salt to your post-workout water gulp. Mix it with lemon and/or lime and it tastes surprisingly like gatorade.

Our cells need water to function and when we workout and sweat, not only do we lose water, we also lose sodium, which affects water retention. For more details, read below.

Link of the day: http://www.crossfitinvictus.com/blog/electrolyte-yourself/

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