AnytimeHealth.com and the Anytime Health® branded app are being decommissioned on March 31, 2017
To continue tracking your goals and progress, download the new Anytime Fitness® App - Powered by Anytime Health today. The Anytime Fitness App gives Anytime Fitness members an even easier way to set your goals, track your progress and access hundreds of workouts.

Download the new Anytime Fitness App today at anytimefitness.com/apps.

All Anytime Health features and functionality delivered in Anytime Fitness applications may not be available to individuals who are not members of a participating Anytime Fitness club. Anytime Fitness clubs are independently owned and operated and participation may vary. See your local club for details. © 2017 Anytime Health, LLC.

It’s a FACT—water is the most important nutrient for your body!

You’ve probably heard that you can survive several weeks without food, but only a few days without water. This clearly demonstrates how vital it is to your overall health and well-being. Water comprises about 60% of total body weight in the average adult male and about 50% in the average adult female. Can you believe that? Keep in mind, individuals with more lean muscle mass will have a higher body water content than those with a higher body fat percentage, since muscle mass is approximately 70% water.

Three ways to obtain your daily water needs.

  • The first is the most obvious—drinking fluids. Soda, juice, milk, coffee, tea, and a whole host of other beverages, all have water as their foundation.
  • The second way you acquire water is through the food you eat. Fruits and vegetables are 80-90% water on average, and meats and seafood are generally 60-70% water. Even grains, nuts, and seeds have water in them, despite appearing relatively dry.
  • The third way to obtain water is through the metabolism of food. When carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are broken down for energy, water is produced in the process.

It's a balancing act.

One of the reasons you need water so frequently is because you lose water on a daily basis. In fact, you lose water from four main areas of the body: urine, feces, sweat, and exhaled air. As you might imagine, most of the losses come from urine and sweat. Ultimately, when you balance these losses with your daily water intake, you are in a state of normal hydration.