Deep Dive on Hydration

Hydration is a seemingly simple concept, yet so many of us are walking around dehydrated on a consistent basis. Here are a few keys to help you stay hydrated.

  1. A little basic math to help you design a target. The MINIMUM effective dose for water intake is to consume in ounces, 50% of your body weight.
    (# lbs body weight) / 2 = X oz water
    So for example, if you’re 140lbs, then your minimum water target for the day is 140/2 = 70oz.
    Now please keep in mind that this is the MINIMUM amount of water you should drink in the day. If it is summer and you’re sweating a lot, drink more. If you’re highly active, drink more. If you’re using a sauna as part of your recovery habits, drink more.
  2. It’s not just about water. A key component of hydration is to replenish minerals. Gatorade got its claim to fame because it “replenishes electrolytes.” Well, unfortunately, Gatorade is chock-full of sugar and is not a good choice to get added minerals to help with hydration. It is important to look for a clean hydration beverage. We have a hydration product at the office that is great for this purpose, called Nutridyn Hydrate. Another option we’ve come across recently is Lemon Perfect Water.
  3. Mineral Cocktail – 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt, 1/2 lemon juiced, water
    A great, delicious recipe for a homemade hydration drink!
  4. Consistency is key! Keep a water bottle with you during the day so you don’t forget to drink.
Yours in Strong Performance for Life,

Dr. Poulin and Dr. Menton
Strong Performance Chiropractic
11875 Jones Bridge Road STE A
Alpharetta, GA 30005
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