Importance of staying hydrated

Importance of staying hydrated

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imagesEveryone knows that our bodies are made up of 70% of water and we need to keep ourselves hydrated throughout the day.  Drinking the right amounts of water can help us in so many ways, it can even help us lose weight.

One of the benefits of drinking water is that it increases our metabolism. Our metabolism is the rate at which our body burns calories. Therefore water helps burn calories.

The second thing water does to our bodies is that it decreases our acidic levels. Our bodies get acidic and toxic thorough out the day by the things we consume like sodas and coffees as well as due to environmental pollutants. Drinking tons of water helps flush out these toxins. Therefore water is a natural detoxifier.

Many of us suffer from dehydration and do not know it. If you crave sugar throughout the day, have aches in your joints or are fatigued throughout the day, it probably means that you are suffering from dehydration.

You need to drink at least 3 liters of water a day and if you are working out then you need to drink even more. Here are some tips to help you drink enough of water throughout the day

  1. Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go.
  2. You can flavor your water with cucumber and lemon.
  3. If you hate the taste of water you can make a ton of herbal tea and have that throughout the day instead.

Now that you know the importance of water, remember to keep yourself  hydrated, be healthy and stay fit.