5 reasons why being hydrated is so important
About the body
The human body is made of up to 70% water. Blood does a little more than just make a mess when you cut yourself. It is made up of 90% water and is your body’s way of transporting important nutrients and oxygen to feed your cellular system and yes, that includes your vital organs and muscles. Staying hydrated is a great natural way to lower blood pressure. We can survive up to 21 days without food but only three days without water.
Dehydration will affect your electrolytes. Which means less electrical signals between your cells and your kidneys will not function effectively. Muscle cramps, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, dark yellow colored urine are all signs you need to up your water intake.
Leading reports from people who have experienced kidney stones claim their daily water intake is below the required amount. This can also increase your chances of getting chronic kidney disease. Worst case scenario from here can be complete kidney failure or requiring a transplant. An interesting article written by henryford.com – “6 Side Effects Of Not Drinking Enough Water” can read by clicking the link.
start your day with water
A great way to kick-start your day is with 1-2 cups of water, half an hour before breakfast. This will boost metabolism, remove toxins, improve digestion, encourage fat loss and much more. You will be surprised the positive influence your digestive system has on your energy levels and overall mood.
Water is easily accessible in most countries and is usually free so there is no excuse. Bad habits are made to be broken so treat yourself to a bottle and stay hydrated. If you don’t like water because it lacks flavor, you can try slicing and mixing in some of your favorite fruit. There are special fruit infuser bottles you can buy that will hold your fruit without the mess. It’s a more natural and beneficial alternative to drinking soft drink or cordial.
According to the U.S National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine the recommended amount of fluid intake for men is about 15.5 cups a day and for women just over 11.5 cups. This recommendation includes fluids from water and food. About 80 percent of our intake comes from water and the rest is from food.
Top 5 reasons to stay hydrated
Keep your skin looking fresh
The more toxins you flush out the less blemishes will appear on your skin. Keeping blackheads, acne and dryness at bay will give your skin a nice smooth glow.
If you feel good, you look good. Staying hydrated will help feed your entire body with all the nutrients and oxygen it needs to keep up good energy levels and overall mood.
This is one of the most important of all. People tend to overlook the importance of a healthy digestive system. Mood, energy and sleep are all affected by sluggish digestion. If you’re ever suffering from constipation, drinking water will help keep the stool soft and easier to pass.
Increase your sex drive
Not really in the mood sound familiar? Less fluids in the body can increase dryness for the ladies and lower blood flow to the manhood for the lads.
Improve muscle and joint movement
People relying on pre workouts is a sure way to give your liver extra work. Instead, try drinking a big glass of water before you start your next gym session. Your muscles will absorb much more nutrients while they contract and your joints will be more lubricated, improving overall flexibility.