Water-logged and Happy
I’m not sure what’s up today but I am dragging! Remember how I said I didn’t need an alarm clock? Well, I still woke up on time, but I definitely could have lay there and fallen back asleep this morning.
Also remember how I said yesterday that I sometimes have 12+ hour days? Well today’s one of ‘em. I did get a quick 2 hour break this morning, though. Ah well, these long days won’t last forever. Soon I’ll have more help in the gym, and get back to working 40 hour max work weeks.
Aside from slightly pooped, this morning’s HIIT workout left me thirsty! I’ve probably re-filled this Klean Kanteen three times today.
What’s with the K’s? I’ve always wondered why they didn’t just spell it clean canteen like a normal person. Is it kooler to spell with k’s? I missed that boat.
I sound pretty cranky today, eh? I’m not, but if I weren’t drinking up I have a feeling I might be.
Water-logged and Happy
I love reading the emails and articles that I get through being certified through ACE. I’m a study junkie. I love reading about new studies and findings in the fitness and health industry.
I’ve also been an advocate of drinking water my whole life. No, it’s true – I’m not just saying that. Shane makes fun of me and says that my solution to every single ailment is either “drink some water” or “eat a banana.” So much that when I tell him a problem like “ughhhh I don’t want to go back to work” he sarcastically replies with “drink some water!” hahah
When I found this article on dehydration and crankiness, it piqued my interest.
The article says that two new studies from University of Connecticut’s Department of Kinesiology say that even mild dehydration can cause an adverse mood. The women in the study even found tasks to be more challenging to complete when slightly dehydrated. The researchers also concluded that being even mildly dehydrated can damper motivation to exercise.
In order to stay hydrated (and happy!) it’s recommended to drink eight 8-oz glasses of water throughout the day – more if there will be vigorous exercise in your workout.
Are you good about drinking water throughout the day?
And, just because I’m curious – what type of water bottle do you drink out of?