7 Amazing Benefits Of Being Well Hydrated
By: Kratika Tue, 01 Feb 2022 12:38 PM
Keeping well watered isn’t just for plants, our bodies need water too. While over a third of our body is already made of water, we do need a top up every day. Being well hydrated promotes digestion, healthy skin and high energy levels. So here’s why you should make sure you’re well hydrated.
# Water helps prevent dry mouth
Water keeps your throat and lips moist and prevents your mouth from feeling dry. Dry mouth can cause bad breath and/or an unpleasant taste. It can even promote cavities. So if you’re feeling parched, wet your whistle!
# Hydration promotes cardiovascular health
Dehydration lowers your blood volume, so your heart must work harder to pump the reduced amount of blood and get enough oxygen to your cells. This makes everyday activities like walking up stairs more difficult.
# Water keeps your body cool
Your body releases heat by expanding blood vessels close to the skin’s surface. This is what gives your that red-faced look during your Spin class! This results in more blood flow and more heat dissipated into the air. When you’re dehydrated, however, it takes a higher environmental temperature to trigger blood vessels to widen, so you stay hotter for longer.
# Hydrating helps your muscles and joints
When you’re well hydrated, the water inside and outside the cells of contracting muscles provides plenty of nutrients and removes waste efficiently so you perform better. Water is also important for lubricating joints.
# Water helps cleanse your body inside and out
Your kidneys need water to filter waste from the blood and excrete it in urine. Keeping hydrated may also help prevent urinary tract infections and kidney stones. If you are severely dehydrated, your kidneys may stop working, causing toxins to build up in your body.
# Joint Lubrication
Your joints, spinal cord, eyes, and brain are surrounded and protected by water. Remaining hydrated is vital to their well being.
# Better Immune Health
Think of drinking water as your secret weapon to fighting off illnesses, improving lymph fluid within the immune system and preventing headaches, joint pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, and light-headedness.