Hydration 101: Drink Up, it’s Good for You

Feeling hungry all the time? Try drinking some water, there’s a good chance you’re just dehydrated. Feelings of dehydration most commonly get confused with hunger. Don’t wait, by the time you start feeling thirsty, your body is already mildly dehydrated. The causes of dehydration can lead anywhere from headaches, lethargy, constipation, and vomiting to even more serious life threatening conditions such as causing damage to your kidney, heart, and brain. Water is essential to our survival. 

 

Is 8 glasses really enough?

The common misconception is that everyone should drink around 8 glasses of water a day. While this is a reasonable goal to attain, the amount of water needed to stay fully hydrated differs from person to person. A great insight into what your dehydration level is, is the color of your urine, the darker your urine is the more dehydrated you are. Clear and pale urine is key! 

Why is staying hydrated so important?

Not yet convinced? Here are some other added bonuses of full hydration! 

AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS

Drinking a lot of water along with exercise and a well-balanced diet, can help you shed those lbs. Drinking water can also help you feel less hungry, leaving less room for consuming calories.  

LUBRICATION

Drinking water works towards protecting, lubricating, and cushioning your joints, spinal cord and tissues. Proper hydration will lessen the discomfort of conditions such as arthritis and even for excitingly decrease that post-gym soreness. 

ELIMINATES TOXINS

In order to function properly, your body needs to eliminate toxins through urine, sweat, and bowel movement. In efforts to regulate your bodies temperature, sweat is released. This lost water needs to be replenished, so that your kidney can filter out waste and constipation can be prevented. Fiber isn’t the only key factor in releasing waste. Water is just as important in allowing your bowel movement to move properly throughout your body. 

ELEVATES YOUR MOOD

A recent study has found that those who were hydrated enough, where found to have a better mood. Better sleep and positive feelings throughout the day are also common experiences of those who practice healthy hydration. Learn more 👇

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25963107

AN ENERGY BOOSTER 

Your brain is mostly composed of water, so by drinking more water, you are allowing your brain to function more properly. This helps you think, focus, and concentrate better. In addition, your energy and alertness are boosted!

Stay Happy, Stay Healthy, Stay Hydrated

Unfortunately, we understand drinking water isn’t always the easiest or most tasty choice for everyone. I think it’s safe to say we all crave a little spice in our life. Good thing, Skëdagø’s got you covered! Our all-natural electrolyte powder, adds delicious flavor to your water bottle! Keeping you constantly hydrated while satisfying every taste craving! 

 

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