Did you know that by the time you feel thirsty, you are already on the way to dehydration? We all know that we need to drink water, but most of us don’t, or we assume that a pop or drink filled with sugar will quench our thirst.
Up to 75% of the body is made up of water, which means we need water in order for the body to function properly. When we are not constantly replenishing the body of water and the amount of water leaving the body is greater than what is coming in, we become dehydrated.
You are probably wondering how we lose water in the body? We routinely lose water in the body through sweating to cool the body, even if it is mild you still lose water, through the breathe and through the process of elimination.
There are some common symptoms that will tell you when you are dehydrated like: dry mouth, muscle cramps, overall body weakness just to name a few.
Why Water? Pop’s & Energy drinks generally have added sugar that adds extra calories but no additional nutritional value.
Here are some great reasons to drink water:
- Weight loss – Water is one of the best tools for weight loss, because it doesn’t have any calories & a great appetite suppressant, and often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty.
- Energy – Being dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired — even mild dehydration of as little as 1 or 2 percent of your body weight. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated — and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms.
- Headache’s – Another symptom of dehydration is headaches. In fact, often when we have headaches it’s simply a matter of not drinking enough water.
- Healthy skin – Drinking water can clear up your skin and people often report a healthy glow after drinking water.
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While training yourself to drink water may mean lots of trips to the bathroom to start, the easiest way to start is to always have a bottle with you, in your car, in your purse in your bag, chances are if you have it handy you will drink it!