Why is Hydration so Important?
Hydration and drinking water is important to our health. Water is approximately 60% of our bodies. On the USGS website, it quotes “According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.” Thus, water helps our bodies to function better.
People are not drinking enough water. We can see it in their health. They are having issues with your skin, heart, muscles, and kidneys. A lot of people who do not drink enough water tend to have more UTIs. They have more sore and stiff muscles. They become dehydrated, Dehydration slows down their metabolic systems and impedes healing.
Water is important for the circulatory system to transport blood, nutrients to different part of our bodies and reduces inflammation. It prevents premature aging of our organs. Aids with skin health to make it more radiant. It increases blood cells and muscle cells. Water boosts the metabolism by improving better digestion, absorbing nutrients, can make you feel full to regulate hunger. It helps with enzymes activities and elevates energy. Water obviously helps with the elimination system to rid our bodies of not only waste, but toxins too. Water in turn boosts mood, energizes our brains and creates creativity too. So keep your body hydrated!
Why are People not Drinking Water?
There are many reasons why people are not drinking water. Put it simply, it does not have taste like anything. The water from our sink tastes horrible and is full of chemicals. Yes, it is better to drink spring or purified water. But we have to make the effort to obtain purified water with machinery or filters, buy bottled water or water services that are not exactly convenient.
When people are at the market, we see so many different flavored beverages that are not good for us. Flavored water is a big market out there, but be aware. Read labels for ingredients and make sure there are not chemicals in it. Also stay away from sugary drinks. Both chemicals and sugary drinks create a lot inflammation.
Want to Hydrate in a Healthy Way?
A great way to boost your hydration especially if you do not like to drink plain water is to drink flavor water, but you need to use products that will benefit your health as well. I have access to a variety of products that come in stick paks or canister that not only flavor your water, but also benefit your health, such as Pollen Burst, ReboundFx, CardioSTX, Body Trim, A.C.T. and a variety of Hydration Sticks. We even have a Hydration System called YDR8+, check out my YDR8+ blog post.
Sometimes, I prefer something simple like teas. If you are not a fan of green tea, there are so many herbal teas that are caffeine free. If you need to add a sweetener stay with a natural sweetener like stevia or monk fruit. But truly, good old plain water is the best.
How to Drink Water?
Since our bodies are made of 60% water, hydration is important. It is best to drink half of your body weight in ounces. When people see that number, they freak out and say, “How am I going drink that much water?” It is not that hard to do as long as you have a system. For me I always have a 24 oz bottle to drink from and it makes easy to count my ounces.
Also, I drink throughout the day. I tend to drink more water when I get up, It is great way to get your body system going and clear out toxins. The only things to consider is not to drink too much during mealtimes. Remember to drink water in the afternoon after your two main meals of the day that way you are not drinking too much water at bedtime. You will be amaze that the temperature of the water is important too. For me, I prefer room temperature water, but at times I want cold to elevate my energy which aides with enzyme activity. I do end the day drinking water 20 to 30 minutes before bed too. It aides my body to remove toxins when I sleep.
Print out my graphic to help remind you when to drink water. Now get going and drink up your water to keep your body hydrated, healthier and happier.