These are based on the intensity of your workouts:
- Sedentary = 2 Liters a day
- Moderate = 2.5 Liters a day
- Heavy = 3 Liters a day
I came up with these values knowing that our body loses about 10 cups (or about 2.5 Liters) of fluids through urine, breathing, sweating and bowel movements every day. and understand that 20% of our fluid intake comes from the foods we eat. so these are guidelines to simply replace what you lose every day.
- if you’re not working out right now and you don’t intake about 2 Liters of fluids a day, then this alone may account for your feelings of sluggishness and laziness.
- if you’re working out 2-3 times a day, but you’re not taking in about 2.5 Liters of fluids a day, then this may account for your inability to workout more consistently.
- if you’re working out 5 days a week and not taking in 3 Liters of fluids a day, then this may account for your eventual burnout (if it didn’t happen already).