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Are you dehydrated?
Many of us do not realise how dehydrated we could be.
According to Water Logic, people in the UK are only drinking 53% of their optimal level of water consumption every day. Considering 60% of our body weight is water and our key organs need to stay hydrated to be at optimal performance, this can drastically impact an individual’s physical and mental wellbeing .
Water also helps maintain blood volume and allows proper circulation, helps regulate our body temperature, and acts as a shock absorber for our joints and our brain. There are still more health benefits of water: it helps lubricate the linings of our inner organs and maintains healthy kidney function.
Here are some ways water influences mood and body:
Feeling sluggish, grumpy or tired? Drink up, as you require between 2 to 3 litres of water per day to allow your body and brain to function at optimal level.
It helps maximize physical performance
Drinking plenty of water during physical activity is essential to replace the fluid lost through sweating
It aids in digestion
Contrary to what some believe, experts confirm drinking water before, during, and after a meal will help your body break down the food you eat more easily. This will help you digest food more effectively and get the most out of your meals.
It helps keep skin bright
Adequate water intake will help keep your skin hydrated and may promote collagen production.
The bottom line
Water is important to nearly every part of your body. Not only will hitting your daily recommended intake help you maintain your current state of being, it may even improve your overall health.
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