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Episode 2: Ask Dr Cris Show – How much water should an athlete drink in a day

By February 5, 2016March 16th, 2016The Ask Dr Cris Show


Hi everyone, so the first question for today as part of the Dr Cris show comes from my husband and he’s an athlete and he would like to know how much water should I really drink a day.

Now the research is conflicting on this but generally with say one litre for every 25 kilos that you weigh.  So if you are 75 kilos that is 3 litres a day.   Now remember, if you are doing an hour of heavy exercise where you are sweating a lot, that is an extra litre of water that you should be drinking.

Some people ask me about electrolytes – should I add it to my water, should I not.  If you not doing intensive exercise, if you are the everyday you know exerciser, or the everyday person working in office you really don’t need extra electrolytes.  It is when you are going past that hour of exercise that you are needing to add those extra to electrolytes to your water.

In my new book “Healthy Habits” there’s a formula there on how you can make your own homemade electrolyte solution so you don’t need to purchase the expensive one –  so do check that out, but certainly water is super important 60% of our body is made of water, 80% of our brain tissue is made of water so you really need to hydrate.

I look forward to answering more of your questions in the weeks to come.


Dr Cris

Holistic Medical Doctor, Author ‘Healthy Habits, 52 Ways to Better Health

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