Water. It’s one of the most powerful forces in the world. It covers 71% of the planet’s surface and makes up 60% of the human body.
So, it makes sense that drinking more water and staying hydrated would be important to our health. There’s just one problem…few of us enjoy drinking endless amounts of water.
While drinking eight glasses of water a day doesn’t sound like much; it’s incredibly difficult to accomplish. Even for those of us who keep a full water bottle by their side 24/7, drinking enough water to stay fully hydrated is a struggle. And rarely, if ever, do we crave water.
However, by not getting enough water, we put our bodies in a bad position, a really bad position.
Long-term dehydration can lead to joint pain. That’s because water is required to lubricate your joints and the disks making up your spine. Without enough water, you can reduce the shock-absorbing ability of your joints. However, when you stay hydrated, your body pain stays away because it can function at its peak.
Do you want to perform your best during physical activity—running, weight lifting, or living life? Then you need to stay hydrated. Remember, your body is made up of 60% water, so without proper hydration, your body won’t function as it should.
However, if you get enough fluids, you can reduce your fatigue, improve endurance, lower your maximum heart rate, and more. You’ll even feel less sore after intense exercise if you get more fluids.
We’ve all heard of water weight, but most people get it wrong. The more hydrated you are, the less water weight you’ll retain. It’s that simple. But the benefits of getting enough fluids when it comes to weight loss are anything but simple.
If you’re having trouble losing weight, increasing your fluid intake can help you achieve better results. Studies reveal that people who are on diets lose more weight if, at the same time, they also increase their water consumption. In fact, one study on weight loss revealed that people who drank 500 ml of water before each of their three daily meals for 12 weeks lost 4.6 pounds more than people who didn’t drink that much water.
Skin Health & Beauty
The biggest beauty secret is no secret. You need to get more fluids to stay hydrated because water has a myriad of skin health and beauty benefits.
First, water is great for flushing out your body’s toxins. You get rid of waste through sweat and urination, which you’ll do more often when you stay hydrated. By flushing out toxins, your natural beauty has a better chance of shining through in your skin, nails, and hair.
And when it comes to your skin, water is the best anti-aging treatment around. When you stay hydrated, your skin stays moisturized, which keeps it soft, fresh, and smooth. Properly hydrated people also have better skin elasticity and so fewer wrinkles.
But it’s not just your physical health that being hydrated can improve. Research shows that dehydration can drastically affect your mood, making you grumpy and confused. However, when you get enough water, you’ll think clearer, be happier, and feel better.
A simple example is a headache. How do you feel when your head is in immense pain? Dehydration is one of the most common causes of headaches, and getting more fluid can quickly provide relief. Even if you suffer from migraines getting more fluids can help.
Tips to Increase Your Hydration
Now that you know why dehydration is so dangerous, what can you do to avoid getting too little fluid?
Most of the time, people are going to tell you to “drink more water.” Simple right? But we already talked about how difficult it can be to get enough water each day even if you carry around a water bottle like everyone suggests. It’s just not as easy as everyone makes it sound.
Instead, we have a few unique ideas to increase the amount of fluid you take in.
IV Therapy: There are times when you just can’t drink the amount of water you need, or you need a little extra boost. When that’s the case, don’t try to chug down a case of water. Instead, head into Privé for IV therapy. Our Hydration Cleanse treatment ensures that your body gets all the water it needs along with the electrolytes and minerals it craves to perform at its peak.
Eat Raw Fruits & Veggies: Raw fruits and veggies are loaded with water and the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. If you can’t bring yourself to drink more water, try eating raw instead. Berries are made up of 87% to 92% water, peppers are 92% water, cucumbers are 95% water, and celery is 95% water.
Drink More Than Water: If you don’t enjoy water, you’re not alone. But that doesn’t mean you have to be dehydrated either. Drink herbal teas, coconut water, smoothies, and fresh-squeezed juice. All taste better but are still great sources of hydration.