Did you know that our bodies are made up of about 60% water? Our blood itself is about 90% water. Our bodily systems are basically created with water and water is the medium for many different reactions that occur in our body. This is why it is crucial for health and well-being that we are drinking plenty of water every day.
Some of the benefits of good hydration are:
- Helps optimize physical performance
- Affects energy levels and brain function
- Supports kidney health
- Boosts skin health
- Aids digestion
- Helps you lose weight
Everyone’s hydration levels vary, but a good goal to aim for is 64-ounces a day. Your activity level, your metabolism and your size should all be considered into this number as well. Some people naturally require more water than that, while others a bit less. Some warning signs that you are not getting enough water include dry mouth, dry skin, dry eyes, joint pain, decrease in muscle mass, fatigue, headaches, and constipation.