Day Three: Water

Why Water Is Crucial to Your Well-Being

When it comes to water, it’s hard to know where to begin. But I guess I’ll start with this: water literally sustains life. We cannot survive without it. Our bodies are made up of about 65% water, inside of our cells, our muscle tissue, and organs, etc. etc. We’re constantly LOSING water through normal bodily processes like sweating, urinating, breathing, crying, and more. But here’s where the situation gets sticky…. most of us aren’t replenishing it fast enough.

Are You Dehydrated?

About 80% of us don’t drink enough water. And because of it, most of us are walking around in a state of mild dehydration. Watch this quick video to hear some of the common “myths” surrounding dehydration.

In addition to it’s physiological effects (i.e. reduced kidney fiction, inhibited digestion, increased blood pressure and cholesterol, muscle and joint pain, etc.), mild dehydration can have an impact on your mood. It can lead to the experience of anxiety, lethargy, irritability, a sense of powerlessness, and dejection. In contrast, being WELL HYDRATED has been shown in research to:

  • Create a calming effect
  • Boost one’s mood
  • Increases our ability to focus

As you can see, the effects of dehydration can be serious. Everyone can benefit from drinking an appropriate amount of water each day.

I’d Like to Hear From You

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