05 Apr 5 Reasons to Stay Hydrated
Water makes up approximately 60% of the average human body and is involved in important processes such as digestion, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature, just to name a few…
We all know we’re supposed to drink between 1.8 and 2.5 litres of hydrating fluids per day to stay well hydrated, and even more when we’ve been exercising, or if it’s a particularly hot day.
We’ve thought about this a lot and and have decided that out of all of the reasons to stay hydrated, these are our five favourite:
1. To Rid The Body Of Toxins
Urine is created as your kidneys filter waste from your blood. If you are not well-hydrated, you will notice that your urine is darker in colour as it is more concentrated. This is an important signal to drink more water so that your body can continue to effectively excrete waste (including toxins) and prevent disease.
2. To Boost Our Energy
When you’re trying to stay motivated to exercise regularly and lose excess kilos, the last thing you need to feel is tired and sluggish. Your energy levels drop as your hydration levels drop so if you want to make sure you have the energy for that jog you were planning after work, make sure you’re fully hydrated so you get there, no problems.
3. To Keep Our Skin Looking Great
When we’re dehydrated, our skin dries and loses some of its elasticity, which makes us look tired and sometimes older than we are. Drinking plenty of water ensures that your cells are plump and hydrated, preventing unnecessary dryness and giving skin an opportunity to be radiant.
4. To Help Us Avoid Unnecessary Snacks and Calories
Sometimes we think we’re hungry when we’re actually just craving water. Making sure we’re well-hydrated will help you to avoid unnecessary calories while keeping your body functioning at a healthy level.
5. To Stay Alert (Not Alarmed)
The brain needs adequate hydration to function at its peak. Mild dehydration can significantly impair the brain’s ability to concentrate so if you’ve got an afternoon meeting lined up in the office, make sure you take some water or a cup of tea with you to stay focused and fabulous.