Friday, April 25, 2014

Drinking Water Burns Calories

Aside from being necessary for survival and proper muscle function, water can also help burn calories! drinking ample water cuts hunger and helps create a feeling of fullness. 500mL of water per day helps increase your metabolic rate my 25%. That means an extra 20 calories burned per hour, thats 480 calories per day!  It does this by diluting the blood that travels to the liver which triggers the SNS (sympathetic nervous system) By activating this system, core body temperature is raised as well as energy expenditure. But BE CAREFULL, too much water intake can lead to hyponatremia ( low sodium levels) and this can be dangerous. Drink water first thing in the morning to stimulate metabolic function, and then consistently throughout the day. During workouts, drink water based on fluid loss (how much you sweat) After all muscle is 70% water, so stay hydrated and stay healthy. Learn more about your fitness by visiting our Gym in lakewood CO