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It’s easy in the cooler weather to forget to stay hydrated.  In the warmer months, the gym heats up quickly and drinking water is nonnegotiable.  Through the winter, it takes a conscious effort to get the liquids we need.  Proper hydration is essential to the crossfit athlete for many reasons including improved performance and reduction of injuries and joint soreness.  We also need it to prevent headaches and feel like our happy selves.  

1. Plan ahead!  The visual reminder of how much water you plan to drink for the day helps you stay on track.
2. Fill your diet with fruits and vegetables.  Cucumbers, leafy greens and cauliflower have much more water content than you would imagine. When they are a regular part of your diet, it makes it easy for your body to stay hydrated in all temperatures.
3. Set alarms or reminders. Your phone can be very helpful when it comes to accomplishing daily goals. There are also apps available designed to help you stay on track.
4. Practice, practice, practice!  Just like a pullup, overhead squat or snatch, it’s going to take practice to perfect your system.  Don’t give up!  Your health is worth the investment of your time and effort.


Looking for solutions to fuel your fitness goals?  Grab your tickets for the upcoming class here: Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

Jen Miller, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Wednesday's Workout:

A) Gymnastics skill 15 mins

B) 10 RFT:
Row 500m
10 Burpees over erg

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