Hydration 101

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Water makes up 71% of the earth’s surface, with natural elements such as rain, that continuously nourishes the earth keeping the lakes, rivers and streams full. It not only does that, it also waters the plants and animals allowing them to become strong and healthy, flourishing in their natural habitat.

The human body is made of 80% water, it’s found in 85% of the brain, 80% of the blood and 70% of lean muscle. Are blood supply, muscles, organs, brain, and cells can only function properly if we are hydrated.  The #1 reason for daytime fatigue, is dehydration. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math skills, and even difficulty focusing while reading.

Not only that, water helps with proper circulation in your body, since your oxygen levels are greater when you are hydrated, your body is more readily available to burn more fat as energy. Equaling in weight loss!

Plus! Water helps to remove toxins from the body, that can cause fat deposits. As well as keeping cellular hydration, to prevent diseases that lead to chemical, nutritional, and pH imbalances.

So why do so many of us fall short of nourishing our bodies with this powerful resource?

Maybe we are reading are bodies wrong, or maybe we’re giving them the wrong resources such as sugary drinks, food, or maybe we don’t even react to the urge at all.

So, by know your probably wondering what are the signs of dehydration?

·       little or no urine

·       Dark urine

·Dry mouth

·       Tired feeling

·       Extreme thirst

·       Headache

·       Confusion

·       Lightheadedness

If you find yourself with any of these symptoms, or think you may be dehydrated. It might be time for a little change up in your life for the better. A good general rule to follow is to drink half your body weight in oz. So say you weight a 120 pounds, you should be drinking at least 60 oz per day if not more. Make sure to always consider your sweat rate, the heat and humidity and how long you are exercising or working during the day. And always remember that the winter months are much dryer, so you will be more likely to get dehydrated as well.

So here are a few tips to help stay hydrated:

·       Buy a reusable water bottle that you LOVE! And carry it with you wherever you go!

·       Try adding some fruit like lemon, lime, strawberries, cucumbers, etc.. to it

·       Set a schedule and drink water at those designated times

·       If you’re hungry drink water first, we sometimes confuse hunger with dehydration

These are a few easy tips to help you to stay hydrated, so you can function at your bodies optimal level!

P.S.

If you never want to drink pop again, The Acidity of a soft drink is 2.5 and are pH levels are 7.

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