So Truly, How Much Water Is Too Much
Health Benefits of Water
I started looking into what being properly hydrated actually does…and it turns out, water does a lot:
- Water is a huge part of what makes up your blood and helps to cushion your joints.
- Also, water aids in proper (and healthy) digestion.
- Water helps stabilize your blood pressure and regulates your heartbeat.
- Water helps you to regulate your body temperature and maintain a healthy electrolyte balance. And that’s just a few of its roles.
That’s a lot of benefits for such a “normal” thing!
When You Don’t Get Enough Water
When you don’t drink enough water, you become dehydrated.
- impair mood and concentration,
- contribute to headaches and dizziness,
- reduce your physical endurance, and
- increase the risk for kidney stones and constipation.
Extreme dehydration can even cause heat stroke (seriously!).
How much water do you actually need?
Drinking to Thirst
Signs You Need to Drink More Water
What Counts as Water?
Pay Attention to What You’re Drinking
- Sugar can mess with your blood sugar balance.
- Alcohol can make you feel“buzzed.”
- Caffeine can keep you awake.
Water and Water
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What’s your favorite way to hydrate?