I am sure that you all know that staying hydrated is important, but do you know just HOW important it is? Today I am going to give you the 4-1-1 on why hydration is so essential!
1. Water helps with weight maintenance!
Drinking water on a regular basis can help you maintain a healthier weight or even lose weight. Drinking water instead of soda can quench your thirst without adding extra calories to your diet and can suppress or distract your appetite if you drink water when you have a craving. Water is also important for weight loss because your body needs to flush out the byproducts of the fat that it is breaking down.
2. Maintains muscle strength!
By drinking water every 15 minutes or so during sporting events, you can help keep your muscles strong and active. Water helps your body transport oxygen to your muscles, which makes them more efficient during physical work.
3. Improves your body temperature regulation!
Your body will only function properly when it is within a certain temperature range. If your body temperature is a few degrees too high, it can cause brain damage or harm your vital organs. When you sweat, your body helps itself cool down by evaporating the sweat on your skin. However, you are still at risk for overheating if you are not drinking enough water to replenish your fluids. The solution? Bring a water bottle with you wherever you go and drink regularly!
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