What Could Be The One Thing That Is Keeping You From Results?
Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing and sweating, it is important that while working out, it's important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. Below are the top 6 signs that indicate you should be eating and drinking more H20!
1. You're Fatigued
Water is the most vital source of energy in the body. Dehydration causes the enzymatic activity in the body to slow down, resulting in tiredness and fatigue.
Fun fact: The number one source of excessive calories in a person’s diet is sugar based beverage such as soda and juices. For example a 12-ounce regular coke contains 39 grams of sugar. Drink water not sugar.
2. Possible High Blood Pressure
The blood is normally about 92% water when the body is fully hydrated. When dehydrated, the blood becomes thicker causing resistance to blow flow and resulting in elevated blood pressure
Fun fact: The Average human body is 75% water.
3. Prone to Digestive Disorders
A shortage of water and alkaline minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, can lead to a number of digestive disorders including ulcers, gastritis, and acid reflux.
Fun Fact: Drinking cold water can speed your metabolism and burn calories. The effects of elevated metabolism begin about 10 minutes after consuming the water and peak at 30-40 minutes after drinking.
4. You Notice Joint Pain or Stiffness
All joints have cartilage padding which is composed mainly of water. When the body is dehydrated, cartilage is weakened and joint repair is slow resulting in pain and discomfort.
Fun Fact: Researchers estimate that over the course of a year, a person who increases their water consumption by 1.5 liters a day would burn an extra 17,400 calories for a weight loss total of 5 pounds.
5. You're Gaining Weight
When dehydrated, cells are depleted of energy. As a result people tend to eat more when, in reality, the body is thirsty.
Tip: How much water is enough? Simple. Your weight in pounds divided by 2 is the number of ounces to drink daily. On average you should aim to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day.
6. Premature Aging
When chronically dehydrated, the body’s organs, including its largest organ, the skin, begins to wrinkle and wither prematurely.
Fun Fact: Keeping hydrated will flush out toxins, reducing the breakouts we hate. Dehydration weakens the delicate skin under your eyes, making eye bags more prominent.