Why Staying Hydrated Matters: Your Body Depends On It!

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Whether the temperature is reaching new record highs, or it’s a chilly day, it is vital to your health that you remain hydrated. Several body functions require steady and consistent hydration. Your overall health can diminish quickly without it. It is recommended that each person drink between six to eight glasses of water each day at a minimum. Below we discuss those essential functions. 

Maintain Body Temperature

Your body temperature is regulated when you drink enough water to keep it from getting fevered or cold. When your body starts to get too hot, you need to perspire. By having enough fluids, you can maintain a healthy body temperature. If you become dehydrated, your body will not be able to sweat, and your body temperature could elevate. 

Stay Energized

When you maintain a healthy hydration level, you can also maintain your energy. The water intake improves the oxygen going to your brain and keeps your heart from overworking for longer periods. When your heart has to work harder to improve the oxygen, it takes energy from other parts of your body. As a result, you become fatigued much sooner. 

Improving Your Digestion

Too many people are experiencing digestion issues directly related to the lack of water and proper hydration their body is experiencing regularly. If you do not have enough water throughout the day, you will have unwanted symptoms like constipation, gas, and bloating. With enough water cycling through your body, the digestion system can keep the system flushed and operating to minimize discomfort. 

Maintain a Healthy Body Weight

In addition to keeping your digestive system running, water allows your body to feel fuller longer as you drink so that you are not overeating throughout the day. When you overeat, it makes the digestion system harder, and you add additional weight to your body. Having water between meals and before you start a meal will fill your stomach up from that point on, and you will have reduced hunger pains. 

Improve Your Kidney Health

One of the most vital organs in your body is your kidneys, which need to constantly be filtered to avoid causing any disruption in your health. All your different functions are linked to your kidneys, and without proper hydration, there can be a build-up in these organs, causing kidney stones to develop. These stones, over time, can be very painful and cause you to develop unwanted infections. While some of these stones may pass painfully on their own, there are cases where you may need outpatient surgery to have them removed. 

Protect Your Joints and Tissues

As we age, our bodies start to break down, and the cartilage in our joints makes it easier for wear and tear to happen in these places. Because there is a high percentage of water in the joints, they need more water to stay lubricated and reduce inflammation. To keep them from causing excessive discomfort, enjoying the recommended six to eight glasses of water can naturally help with any pain that you may be experiencing. 

Keep Up With Your Daily Water Intake

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is; maintaining healthy hydration is always important and can harm your body if you do not maintain this hydration. You will start seeing signs of dehydration if you do not get enough water. Ensure you are keeping up with your daily hydration to have the best functioning body by drinking water all day.

Enjoy water before and after working out on your Sworkit App to maintain overall health. You cannot perform your best if you do not have the proper nutrition and hydration. 

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