Everything You Need To Know About Hydration
Posted by Tyler Cartwright on
Conventional wisdom recommends drinking 8 glasses of water per day to stay hydrated. Eight a day keeps the medic away. Unfortunately, there’s no actual science behind this recommendation. To make matters worse, there’s no mention of electrolytes either. This is a glaring omission from the hydration conversation. The dictionary, in case you were wondering, defines hydration as “the quality or state of being hydrated (especially: the condition of having adequate fluid in the body tissues).” I like the “adequate fluid” part of the definition, because it hints at the REAL goal of hydration: To achieve a level of fluid balance...
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