Benefits of staying hydrated
Water is an essential part of life.
Since our bodies are made up of 70% water, we need to keep hydrated to function properly. But how much water should you be drinking?
Although the answer depends on your fitness regimen, your age, and your gender, a good rule of thumb is 2 litres or eight 8-ounce glasses a day. To calculate the specific amount of water you need, divide your body weight (in lbs) by two: that’s how many ounces you should be drinking drink each day.
The benefits of staying hydrated are immeasurable, and, for this reason, Santevia has compiled a list to keep you motivated.
1. Better physical performance
While exercising, your body sweats to maintain a constant temperature. However, if you’re not replenishing your body adequately during and after a workout, sweating can lead to dehydration. Dehydration can also lead to decreased motivation and increased fatigue during your workout sessions. To combat this, bring a water bottle with you to the gym. Our favourite? The Tritan Water bottle, because its durable plastic is perfect for even the most extreme workouts.
2. Stay alert
Since our bodies are more than two-thirds water, it’s no doubt that dehydration can limit our alertness. Studies have shown that even mild dehydration can impact cognitive performance and mood. So instead of drinking another coffee, opt for a couple of glasses of water to boost your spirits and wake you up.
3. Prevent and treat headaches
Drinking water will keep headaches at bay naturally. Dehydration is a common migraine trigger. In fact, recent findings have proved that not drinking enough water may be linked to the common headache. To prevent the onset of headaches, we recommend drinking at least eight glasses of water a day.
4. May relieve constipation
Drinking more water will keep things moving - digestion wise. Staying hydrated will prevent constipation and help reduce the burden on your kidneys. Not only will this make you feel better overall, but it will also keep things working correctly within your body.
5. Help with weight loss
Water enhances physical performance and promotes weight loss. Drinking water before meals will help you feel full and will prevent you from overeating. Did you know that we often mistake thirst for hunger? This inevitably leads to overeating. Last but not least, it may also increase your metabolism.
6. Cleanse your body and keep skin clear
When your body is functioning properly, your skin will reflect it. Start the year off right, with glowing skin, by sipping on water throughout the day.