How Is Hydration The Key To Good Health?

Hydration

If there is magic on this planet, it is confined in the water

When it comes to hydration, most people assume that they need to stay hydrated only during summers. This is baseless and not true! Water accounts 70% of our body weight and losing even as low as 2% of this water content leads to dehydration.

Dehydration is the lack of water and salts that are required for normal body function. Even a fluid loss of 1-2% can hurt us physically and mentally.  Therefore, it becomes important to consume enough water every day so that we can stay hydrated and healthy.

Dehydration can be a standard difficulty owing to the weather conditions especially in places that have a humid climate whole year. There are many symptoms of dehydration, but the most common ones are thirst, lethargy, and headaches.

Drinking In A Right Way For Better Hydration

We all are aware of this fact that water plays a prominent role in a human body. It is a medium for all the chemical reactions in the body that helps in regulating body temperature. Moreover, if we constantly maintain hydration, it will provide us with ultimate flexibility and vitality of joints. It also helps us to maintain the elasticity of the skin and keeps the skin young and glowing.

The best way or we must say the only way to avoid dehydration is by drinking a lot of water to restore the loss of fluids through sweating.

Do you know how many glasses of water your body requires per day?

  • An average healthy body should drink eight glasses of water per day that means 2 litres.
  • During heated weather, if you are undergoing vigorous physical activity, the requirement increases because of a substantial amount of water loss via sweating.
  • 20% of our daily liquid requirements come from foods we eat. This means that the rest we need to get from other healthy beverages and natural water.

#ProTip: You are recommended to have at least eight glasses of water daily and more during the summers. And, besides water, you can also instill the habit of drinking green tea to stay hydrated.

Well, you will be surprised to acknowledge that “after water, unsweetened tea, without milk and sugar, is ranked as the second most ideal liquid choice for hydration.”

Green tea is 99.5% water and can be consumed on a regular basis as part of a nutritious diet and lifestyle as well. Reason being; it becomes a ZERO calorie drink when prepared without milk and sugar.

Every cup of tea hydrates you and helps you in removing waste from the body. You can also include water-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet to stay hydrated.

Follow these amazing habits religiously and make it a lifestyle, not a duty. Don’t wait for your body to offer you red flags that says “it’s running low on fluids.”

Don’t forget to love yourself. Be bright, happy and most importantly be you!

 

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