Many articles and practitioners dismiss the importance of water, citing articles and research that state you can get your water from anywhere- http://www.mindthesciencegap.org/2012/10/22/you-need-to-drink-8-glasses-of-water-a-day-a-history-lesson/
It reminds of a case with big-wig from a well-respected exercise institute in Dallas for his chronic elbow tendonitis (months and months with no resolve). He was asked, “do you drink water”, to which he replied, “no… very little. I’m from South Africa and my studies have stated that many tribes exist on little water, therefore I believe my body can get the water it needs from the foods and coffee I drink”, etc. Clearly, he and the author of this article, do not understand that you have two types of water in your body- intracellular water and extracellular water and that the water from foods is not transported in the same manner as pure drinking water. How much water is a subject of a different post, but you can take this to the bank, drink pure water…its one of the best forms of medicine for the connective tissues of your body, and if your trainer, coach body advisor tells you otherwise, consider finding a new one!