Water Challenge: Introduction
Dehydration is dangerous for your body because every cell is affected. When you sweat you lose a lot of electrolytes, sodium, potassium, and chloride. Which is so essential to to your body's function. Your cellular communications revolve around sodium and potassium. It's why your muscles cramps if you do not get the proper hydration. Some of the ways you can tell that your body is dehydrated are dry mouth, fatigue, lethargy, headaches, inability to focus, dizziness and lack of strength. Also if your urine is anything but clear. Can you drink too much water, yes but it's rare. Having to much water can create an imbalance between water and electrolytes.
So this challenge is where you drink half of your weight in water. The basic equation is take your weight and divide it in half if you are not doing anything strenuous. If you are working out at high altitude or outdoors a lot then you will need to add 100 ounces.
I will talk about once a week of the changes that my body goes through with drinking half my weight in water and tips that I have found to get the water amount in. This challenges started 10/17/16 for thirty days.
Starting Weight of this challenge: 252.4lbs