First of all i'd like to state that I'm not a nutritionalist, however I am a nerd. And what do nerds do best besides forming nerd - herds? We try to research, learn and understand a lot about whatever we find interesting and necessary! Now there's a ton of things that I find interesting in the golf performance world, so I try to nerd a lot in these areas. Fortunately I have a lot of nerd friends that I learn a lot from in these areas and even though we call ourselves a community, we are nothing more than an old fashioned nerd-herd inspiring each other to understand even more!
Here is the latest and greatest tip for you that I am sharing through understanding the importance of hydration!
We probably all have heard at one time or another that hydration is important, but here are some facts that you maybe have never thought about before!
Keeping hydrated and the quality of what you drink is perhaps even more important than what you eat! That's right, the average person can survive up to a few weeks without food, but will die within a few days without water. Think about it, your body and it's organs consist of about 70% water, even your brain is about 70% water! So we obviously need a lot of water to maintain well being and well...life!
So we've all heard from different sources that we need to drink about 8 glasses day of water, so why is it that experts estimate that 70% of the western world is mildly dehydrated all the time? I can imagine in different parts of the world where fresh water resources are scarce that hydration might be a problem, but not here in the western world. Is it laziness that leads to dehydration, or lack of understanding the importance of it? Why?
Well believe it or not, a lot of people substitute food for hydration because they misread the symptoms of being thirsty. Often when you feel hungry your brain tells you to eat, however this is often thirst being misread! Next time you feel hungry, try drinking a glass of water, then wait 10 minutes...if the hunger has gone away then you were only dehydrated.
Here are other symptoms of dehydration;
- dark colored urine
- High blood pressure
What about performance and hydration?
First of all your joints will stiffen up if you are dehydrated, preventing your body to move efficiently! Not to mention your organs will not function properly preventing your muscles from working to there full potential.
Recovery - maintaining good hydration helps flush the toxins out of your body so that you can speed your body's recovery up by replenishing the nutrients to the necessary parts of your body to fully recover faster!
Your body loses a good portion of water each day through urinating, sweating, and for those of you that have abad temper-STEAM! YesYes, you know what i mean. You throw a temper tantrum and your head goes all red and steam comes out of your ears, right? :-)
But seriously, you will need to replenish your hydration through drinking water....PLEASE don't be fooled by advertising telling you to drink Vitamin drinks, sports drinks like Gatorade, diet soft drinks, soft drinks or even some regular water that has traces of chlorine and a ton of other chemicals in them. Marketing campaigns are clever, they know we all are a "little" health conscious or looking for more energy, so more and more of them are selling their products and labelling them healthy or energetic! One question, do you trust politicians? NO of course not, so why would you trust companies Using similar marketing campaigns to sell there products, come on geez, use common sense here people and vote NO to unhealthy drinks, it is after all your life and your body!
NOW here's where this hydration thing gets exciting....... WHAT is HIGH QUALITY H2o? Now try this on for size, NO H2o.... but H3o2, WHAT? Nope it is not a typo or the name for the new pink R2D2 in the new StarWars movie, it is structured water which is proven to give more energy than regular H2o! H3o2 is pressured water that comes from deep down in freshwater wells, water from vortexing or swirling eddies in freshwater rivers, or even rain water. Dr. Pollack from the University of Washington has been researching the molecular structure of structured water, and explains in the book Effortless Healing by Dr. Joseph Mercola how the molecular structure is more compact than in regular water, which is better suited to penetrate our cell walls to deliver hydration more efficiently. WOW! There are tons of researchers around the world getting involved in this, just google it and you will have access to different research from around the world.
Where can you get your H3o2 source from?
-Fresh organic fruits and veggies have an abundance of H3o2(but not cooked) You can even buy your own Vortexing machine http://vortexwatertech.com though i have not tested this device personally, there does seem to be a ton of evidence pointing towards structured water being the future in high quality H3o2! There are even tests that prove that if you grow plants or trees, you will have a 30-40 % better harvest rate using Structured water as opposed to regular H2o.
Do not under estimate the power of high quality water, just look at where hydrogen was taken from to create the "A"bomb, water right!
The one thing that you need to take from this article is that YOU need to drink water, your quality of performance on the golf course and in your life depends on it!
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PGA Professional &
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