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Next to oxygen, water is the second most important resource to our bodies. Every one learns that our bodies are made up of 60-80% water but millions of Americans still don’t drink enough water every day. Especially now with the summer in full swing, it is essential that we stay hydrated. Here are a few reasons why it is just so important to keep your hydration levels up.
1) Keeps Energy Levels Up :
Studies have shown that dehydration leads to both muscular fatigue as well as an overall feeling of lethargy. The more water you drink the more awake and alert you feel throughout the day.
2) Prevent Cramping:
As you move around and exercise your muscles lose water. When muscles are dehydrated their electrolyte balance is thrown off. This can lead to muscle weakness and cramping.
3) Maintain Healthy Organs:
Proper water is essential for kidney health. When you become dehydrated toxins accumulate in your kidneys and aren’t flushed out. Water also helps with the largest organ in your body, your skin. Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to prevent your skin from drying out and to keep it strong and elastic.
4) Lose Weight:
Often times the hunger pangs that you feel are because you are actually thirsty. What better way to quench this thirst than with a refreshing, zero calorie drink? Numerous studies have shown that drinking water before a meal is one of the best ways to eat less and lose weight
5) Boost Brain Power:
Our brains require more nutrients and energy than any other part of our body. Just a little bit of dehydration has been shown to lead to huge cognitive declines. Since our brains have no way of storing water we need to stay properly hydrated to make sure our brains are getting what they need.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your general well-being. Experts recommend drinking 2.2-3 liters of water depending on gender, size and location in which you live. During the hot summer months our need for water increases, so fill up that Clean Bottle and keep yourself hydrated.