Staying hydrated is a central part of our everyday lives. But most of us probably don’t know the extent of how important it actually is to keep our body hydrated. The adult body is made up of 60-70 percent of water, so it only makes sense to consistently keep ourselves hydrated for our physical, mental, and emotional health.
Here are four facts to motivate you to live hydrated:
1. Boosts Your Productivity Level
We all get to the point in our day where we run out of fuel and automatically turn to a big cup of coffee to keep us awake. However, a study from the University of East London shows that by drinking enough water every day, people see a 14% increase in their productivity levels. So drink up and you’ll be ready to keep tackling your to-do list!
2. Helps with Aching Joints and Muscles
We all know the importance of working out, but how many of us properly hydrate post-workouts? 70-80% of Americans are chronically dehydrated and even though we know the importance of staying hydrated we still don't drink enough water. This causes a direct correlation between dehydration and joint pain, so remember to drink up pre-, during, and after workout.
3. Improves Your Overall Nutrition & Diet
Research has shown that increasing your consumption of water by 1% reduces your daily calories intake. By drinking more water, you begin to consume less and less saturated fat, sugar, sodium, as well as cholesterol. When your body is dehydrated it mistakes itself from being hungry – tiredness, dizziness, and lightheadedness connects to those of hunger.
4. Purifies Your Body, especially in the AM
Water Therapy is known to have major health benefits for your body. By drinking 8 oz of water every single morning, it will purify your body from all toxins, boost your metabolism, and hydrates you since your body is dehydrated right when you wake up. The steps are simple and easy enough for you to make it a daily routine.
- Drink 8 oz. of distilled water right when you wake up
- Don’t eat or drink anything for 45 minutes after drinking water
- Drink a cup of water ½ hour before your meals
Written by Ani Hemelians, SMITH & STARR's Community Manager