Hydration is a huge key for a healthy living. Studies show that drinking ice cold water during exercise has many benefits. Cold water is absorbed faster by your body than water at room temperature or water that is at body temperature. For that reason, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends that water and other drinks be chilled when used during exercise. Cold water passes through the stomach faster and is therefore sent to the intestines for quicker absorption. During and after exercise, you want to rapidly replace fluids lost due to sweat, so cold water and cold sports drinks are preferred to room temperature drinks. Drinking ice cold water keeps your core temperature down while exercising helping to increase endurance and prevent heat exhaustion. A lot of people find that ice water tastes better and quenches your thirst better than room temperature water allowing you to drink more and stay hydrated. Another huge benefit of drinking ice cold water is that it burns calories.
Drinking ice water can burn up to 8 calories for every cup of water you drink. This number is not especially significant but over time these calories definitely add up! For instance, it is recommended that you drink 64 ounces of water a day, this is as simple as filling up your Ice Shaker
bottle 3 times a day. This means that you can easily burn an extra 64 calories a day and over 400 calories a week simply by drinking ice cold water. In order to lose a pound, you must burn or cut out 3,500 calories per week (500 calories a day) so you are already well on your way to fitting into that bathing suit that you love.