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Water... Hydration... Electrolytes... Filters

Where do I start on such a broad topic. Let me premise that this information I m going to share has been passed onto me, and me onto you. Most of it is product knowledge and things I have tried myself and still use today.

Should I drink Tap water?

Hell No!!! I haven't used tap water for about 14 years. These are some of the things in tap water:

Sediment, pathogenic bacteria, parasites, chlorine, chloramines, bad taste, odour, chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, MTBE, lead, mercury, asbestos, arsenic, fluoride, cysts.

Knowing all this, I made it a solid foundation of mine to always have a water filtration system at home.

Below are some ideas from The Water Shop in Sydney.

How much water should I drink?

Start off with 2 litres. Increase from there until the amount of water you have sustains you at a metabolic level. This is a tricky one to get right, as there are many variables to consider: training volume and intensity, coffee intake, diet & nutrition, amount of fascia release, sleep, stress levels, cycle, hormone production...

Monitor how you feel, color of urine and urea levels through blood tests to get the best hydration.

Do I need Electrolytes?

Yes. We all do. I add the smallest pinch of celtic sea salt to all of my water. When you filter the water you drink we need to remineralise the water we drink, otherwise there will be a drawing of minerals from the body, and you don't want to do that.

Rainbow Organic in Penrith Sell it.

Another electrolyte to consider is Magnesium. A great way to add those essential minerals back into your water. It is also a great muscle relaxer and super beneficial to getting good nights rest.

I use cabot's magnesium. My Dad got me onto it. It was a little pricey at $75, but it is a super great product and I recommend it.

Rainbow Organic sell this too.

Now onto bottles

If you haven't bought a stainless steel water bottle yet, then get onto it right now. Stop adding to the plastic landfill problem. Don't forget that plastic leeches estrogens into the water and then your bloodstream too.

There are good bottles, great bottle and bad bottles to consider. The best on the market in my opinion is the kleen kanteen. They have been through enough rigors to put them at the top of their game. If you are going to buy another bottle, make sure it is 18/8 304 grade stainless steel. Also make sure the cap has a replaceable seal that you can buy from the company. While you are there, get an insulated thermos for your morning coffee too!


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