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Hi Friend - It’s me! Your water bottle! It’s been really really hot lately, do you agree?
Well, I am here to give you some more information and pro-tips on why it’s important to drink that amazing stuff you pour -- or should pour ;p -- into this bottle each and every day!
I’ll also throw some tips at you to increase your water intake, sound good?
First, let’s chat -- do you get enough water?
What is enough water? While various sources will tell you various amounts -
An article by Mayo Clinic suggests that an adequate daily fluid intake is:
These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20 percent of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks.
You've probably heard the advice, "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day." That's easy to remember, and it's a reasonable goal.
Most healthy people can stay hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. For some people, fewer than eight glasses a day might be enough. But other people might need more.
There are countless reasons water is important to your daily bodily functions! COUNTLESS.
It lubricates the joints
It forms saliva and mucus
It delivers oxygen throughout the body
It boosts skin health and beauty
It cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues
It regulates body temperature
The digestive system depends on it
It helps prevent constipation
It helps fight off illness
It flushes body waste
It helps maintain blood pressure
The airways need it
It makes minerals and nutrients accessible
It prevents kidney damage
It boosts performance during exercise and daily energy
It aids in cognitive function
It aids in Weight loss
It reduces the chance of a hangover, important one here ;p right?
Let’s talk Electrolyte balance, this is another incredibly important piece of hydration and water intake!
Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids. Electrolytes are important because they help:
Sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, and magnesium are all electrolytes. You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink.
The levels of electrolytes in your body can become too low or too high. This can happen when the amount of water in your body changes. If something upsets this balance, you may have too little water (dehydration) or too much water (overhydration). Some medicines, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, and liver or kidney problems can all upset your water balance.
Check out this site for more on electrolytes: https://www.rush.edu/health-wellness/discover-health/essential-electrolytes
Well, I think I’ve given you some really great information on why it is so important to incorporate water regularly as well as staying hydrated during these hot days.
Wouldn’t you say?
Yours in hydration,