The average adult loses 2.5 liters of water per day just through breathing, sweat, and waste removal. This increases with exercise.
Even in the colder weather, we need to be aware of how much water we need drink. The colder weather, the drier air and more wind, hydrating even more important. WE will be drawn to hot drinks and even more alcoholic drinks in the colder weather to “steam our bones” for warmth. However, we still need lots of water.
AVOID COLDS AND THE FLU
Water helps keep your body in balance and strengths your immune system. A strong immune system will help you fight off any germs or viruses.
AVOID BACK AND NECK PAIN WITH HYDRATION
We all know our spine holds up our entire upper body weight. But did you know, 75% of this support comes from the water within the small spinal discs that sit between each vertebrae?
When dehydrated, the discs contain less water, are smaller in size, and less capable of providing the support. The result is increase risk of nerve impingement, additional strain on musculature that supports the spine, and increased risk of disc herniation. All of these are sources of back and neck pain. Hydration helps support our back and keep it strong.
STRESS AND HYDRATION
With the fast pace we place in our lives, stress has become one of the most common causes of poor health. This results in many health issues.
Emotional stress is an obvious and significant factor to this, which few people realize. Internal physiological stress plays a large role as well. The body translates dehydration as a state of emergency ie. the fight or flight stress response. If evoked often enough, this stress will physically wear down the body and destroy your health. Hydration keeps unnecessary stresses at bay. We deliver enough stress to our selves just living our daily lives.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND HYDRATION
Water represents a large portion of our blood volume. It only stands to reason that when we are low in our hydration, our volume of blood will decrease as well. When our volume of blood decreases, so does the size of our blood vessels as they must accommodate the smaller volume of blood. This constriction of our blood vessels can lead to an elevated reading in our blood pressure.
HYDRATION is a simple way for us to help our bodies stay healthy and strong. To avoid putting our bodies in a state of emergency and the unnecessary stresses we place upon it, just drink water.
How simple is that????