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January Tonal Book Club Pick: 4 Hydration Takeaways From Quench

Every month, the Tonal community reads a book to build mental strength and find success with their fitness goals and other areas of life. In January, the book club will be reading Quench, by Dr. Dana Cohen and Gina Bria. 

quench book cover on a shelf next to a tonal foam roller and plant with weight lifting accessories hanging off it

There’s more to hydrating your body efficiently than drinking water. Or at least that’s what you’ll come to learn if you join Read Between the Reps in January. Tonal’s official book club will be reading Quench. 

Written by Dr. Dana Cohen and Gina Bria, this book claims to lay out science-backed research on hydrating more effectively, (spoiler alert: it doesn’t involve drinking a gallon of water every day), and ensuring the H2O you do consume finds its way to your muscles, cells, and connective tissues for optimal wellbeing. 

Key Takeaways From Quench

  • Many of us are dehydrated because of moisture-lacking diets, artificial environments, medication, and relying mostly on water for hydration.
  • Drinking too much water can actually flush your body of important nutrients and electrolytes
  • Using breakthrough research from University of Washington’s Pollack Water Lab, the book introduces new hydration strategies such as consuming “gel water” from plants like berries and cucumbers.
  • The authors also introduce readers to micro-movements: small, simple movements that can increase flexibility and help water flow through better to your fascia, which the authors explain is the connective tissue responsible for hydrating your body.

Why We Chose This Book: 

In January, Tonal is launching an exciting new Four-Week Fast Track Challenge to help members lock in healthy habits. During this month-long program, alongside training, there’s also a focus on nutrition, with an emphasis on hydration. A favorite of Tonal Sport Performance Specialist, Max Artsis, we chose Quench to guide members in better understanding hydration to get the most out of their training.

About the Authors:

Dr. Cohen is an integrative medicine specialist based in New York with more than 20 years of experience. Bria is an anthropologist who studied water challenges faced by inhabitants of deserts which led to her becoming the founder of the Hydration Foundation, a nonprofit organization that’s out to educate on how to hydrate better.  

About the Book:

According to Quench, proper hydration could be the missing puzzle piece to your health, and this book can help teach you how to do it more effectively. 

Join Read Between the Reps: 

  • Participate by getting a copy of Quench and by joining the Tonal Book Club on Facebook.
  • Take part in the book club Zoom discussion on January 27, 2022, at 5 pm, PT. Keep an eye out in the official Tonal Community for more information.