Did you know up to 60% of the human body is made of water and the brain and heart are as much as 73% water. Water is vital for the body to function. Water can affect cardiovascular health, joints, brain health and muscular functionality
Benefits of proper hydration
The average person should aim to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water per pound of body weight to stay properly hydrated. For example, an 175 pound individual should have anywhere from 87.5 ounces to 175 ounces of water per day.
Proper hydration has many benefits such as; lubricating and cushioning joints, regulating body temperature, protecting sensitive tissues, and also improves brain functioning and increases energy.
Many Americans suffer from chronic dehydration. Dehydration causes fatigue in the muscles, can lead to a decline in brain and muscular performance, and can lead to many health issues such as kidney stones and cardiovascular issues.
Tips To Stay Hydrated
Staying Hydrated is not always easy but we have few tips to help you.
- Start drinking water early. Start drinking water when you wake up. This will help you get ahead of the curve so you have more time to drink water throughout the day.
- Food is a great way to get water. Many foods like fruits and vegetables are mostly water. It is a very easy way to get more water throughout the day.
- Keep a water bottle with you. Keeping a water bottle with you throughout the day is a great way to stay hydrated making drinking water convenient by always having it with you.
Let’s stay hydrated!