As Human beings we are made up of 60% water. Throughout the day you are constantly losing water through sweating and going to the bathroom. Before long, this could be detrimental to your performance as an athlete if you are not monitoring your fluid intake throughout the day. When we are dehydrated we start to lose concentration, have mood swings, and possibly headaches which all lead to poor physical performance. This is the last thing you need when you’ve got a great round going and you have 4 holes to play!
So in this summer heat, how can you trust that you’re staying hydrated? Well we have a plan for you to end dehydration for good! First you need to buy yourself a water bottle. I would suggest a 32 oz. bottle. Carry your water with you at all times, all you have do is drink half your bodyweight in oz or more throughout your day. Sounds easy, right? More times than not we simply forget to drink water, but having a bottle with you will remind you to keep drinking throughout the day. Try to drink at least 8 oz every hour you are awake throughout your day. This will get you anywhere from 80-100 oz of water per day and for most of you this will put you right at half your bodyweight. On hot days when you are walking the golf course your body may need up to 1 gallon (128 oz.) of water to stay hydrated! Keep that water bottle close, and keep your fluids up!
Stay hydrated my friends!