Chugging Water Is The Wrong Way To Hydrate And Here’s Why

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You just spend hours outside, either working out or just being active in general and all you want is to replenish those lost fluids so you chug a bottle of water. According to Healthline, chugging water versus sipping isn’t necessarily the best option if you’re wanting to stay hydrated.

In fact, chugging water could overhydrate you which is ironically is not good for your body. If you’re looking for “proper hydration,” your best method is to take in mind your weight and drinking that number of ounces per day. For example, a 150-pound person could strive for a daily total of 75 ounces (oz.), or 2.2 liters (L).

However, by overhydrating your body it are potentially putting it at risk for hyponatremia. That occurs when drinking too much water fluid dilutes the amount of sodium in the bloodstream, leading to abnormally low levels.

Instead of chugging and drinking too much water try drinking throughout the day. “Aim to sip water slowly throughout the day rather than waiting too long and downing an entire bottle or glass at once,” suggests dietitian Jen Hernandez. Or brink a bottle filled the recommend water intake amount and drink that throughout the day.

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