April ‘23 Health & Wellbeing Blog! Hydration
After some digging into some research, mostly by Dr Andrew Huberman, I thought I would share some insight about the importance of Hydration and how it can impact so many different areas of our lives on a daily basis.
Hydration is essential for maintaining good health and is something that should be taken seriously. Water makes up about 60% of our body weight, and it is important to ensure that we are properly hydrated to function at our best.
Here are some reasons why hydration is important:
Regulates body temperature: Water helps to regulate our body temperature by keeping us cool through sweating. When we are dehydrated, our body is not able to regulate temperature as effectively, which can lead to heat exhaustion or even heatstroke in extreme cases.
Aids in digestion: Water is necessary for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. It helps to break down food and move it through the digestive system. When we are dehydrated, our body has a harder time digesting food, which can lead to constipation and other digestive issues.
Improves cognitive function: Proper hydration is essential for optimal cognitive function. When we are dehydrated, our brain is not able to function at its best, leading to impaired concentration, mood, and overall cognitive performance.
Boosts physical performance: Staying hydrated during physical activity is essential for optimal performance. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, cramps, and decreased endurance, which can all affect your ability to perform well during exercise.
Promotes healthy skin: Water is essential for healthy skin. It helps to keep our skin hydrated and plump, and it can also help to flush out toxins that can cause skin problems. When we are dehydrated, our skin can become dry, flaky, and prone to breakouts.
It is important to drink enough water throughout the day to stay properly hydrated. The amount of water needed varies depending on factors such as age, gender, activity level, and climate. A general guideline is to drink at least 1.5 litres of water per day, but some individuals may need more, especially during and after exercise.
Other sources of hydration include fruits and vegetables, soups, and other beverages such as herbal tea and milk. However, it is important to avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you.
In conclusion, hydration is essential for maintaining good health and optimal body function. Drinking enough water throughout the day can help regulate body temperature, aid in digestion, improve cognitive function, boost physical performance, and promote healthy skin. So, don't forget to drink enough water every day to stay properly hydrated!
I hope you gained some benefit from this blog and I look forward to engaging with you soon.
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