This is one of the most important fitness tips you will ever get. Make sure to drink plenty of water. Before, during and after your workout is especially important, but you should also make sure to drink a lot of it throughout your day. It is important to stay well hydrated, helps prevent hunger and also helps flush toxins out of your body. Drinking a lot of water helps in so many ways!
Buy a good stainless steel drinking vessel. I use and recommend Kleen Kanteen available from REI and many other retailers. You can get a good sized one for less than $20 and they last for a long time.
Do not buy your water in plastic bottles or jugs – especially single serving sizes. It is bad for the environment and bad for your health. Make a $20 investment in yourself and our planet and you will feel good about yourself it at least a couple of new ways. You are worth it – and so is our Mother Earth.
While at home or the office I like to use a Brita water filter pitcher to remove most of the impurities from our tap water. The gyms I work out usually have water filters on their drinking fountains, the water tastes good and I am comfortable with it. Although at some clubs in different areas – southern California especially – I found that the water did NOT taste right and I took my filter pitcher and a larger water vessel with me to compensate.