H2O is the way to go! What are you really getting out of being hydrated? A whole lot as a matter of fact! Two-thirds of the human body is made up of water, so it’s pretty important to keep it hydrated! Here are a couple of things water does to your body:
- Eliminate headaches
Did you know that the brain is 75% water? As captain of the ship, your brain needs to stay hydrated keep it in top-top form! Your brain orders to the rest of the body to function, so keep it hydrated!
The more water you drink, the more likely you are to be in a good mood according to recent studies. When you are hydrated you are less likely to be tense, depressed and confused… aka HAPPY!
- Healthy skin
Drinking water keeps your skin vibrant. It also helps retain the skin’s elasticity. This doesn’t necessarily prevent wrinkles, but will slow down the process!
- Weight Loss
Just like “healthy skin and wrinkles,” water won’t necessarily make you lose a ton of weight, but it will help in your weight loss journey. Water has been proven to suppress your appetite and burn calories while retaining none itself. (Nice, “fat-free, sugar-free drink!”)
- Eliminate Waste
Water flushes toxins out of your organs allowing necessary nutrients to get to your cells. If you’re hydrated, your organs function better.
- Relieves fatigue
Don’t make your heart work harder than it has to! When you’re running low on hydration, your overall blood volume drops, affecting your major organs.
75% of American’s suffer from chronic dehydration according to doctors! Is your body getting what it needs? Are you becoming dehydrated? Here are a few symptoms that could help you determine if you are:
Dry, sticky mouth, sleepiness, dry skin, headache, constipation, dizziness or lightheadedness, minimal urine and/or muscle cramps.
Extreme thirst, irritability and confusion, sunken eyes, dry skin that doesn’t bounce back when you pinch it, low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat and breathing, fever, little or no urination (and any urine color that is darker than usual) and in serious cases – unconsciousness!
Whether it’s mild, moderate or severe dehydration, when liquids are removed from your body, they need to be replaced! Listen to your body, drink that water!