IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION
Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. Drinking water is one of the best and easiest routine in keeping yourself fit. If you’re not hydrated, your body can’t perform at its highest level. You may feel tired, have muscle cramps, dizziness, or other serious symptoms. When you perform high-energy activities, your body loses fluids and electrolytes. If you are dehydrated you start to experience fatigue, putting yourself more at risk of injuries.
- Water Helps to Maximize Physical Performance by lubricating the joints. Physical activity causes your body to lose a lot of fluids. Cartilage, found in joints and the disks of the spine, contains around 80 percent water. Long-term dehydration can reduce the joints’ shock-absorbing ability, leading to joint pain
- Water helps delivers oxygen and nutrients throughout the body to give you energy. Blood is more than 90 percent water, and blood carries oxygen to different parts of the body at the same time it helps the kidneys remove wastes from your blood in the form of urine.
- Water cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues. Dehydration can affect brain structure and function. It is also involved in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Prolonged dehydration can lead to problems with thinking and reasoning.
- Water regulates body temperature. Water that is stored in the middle layers of the skin comes to the skin’s surface as sweat when the body heats up. As it evaporates, it cools the body. In sport.
- Water before meals can help prevent overeating by creating a sense of fullness and hence aiding weight loss. It is a way to control the calories consumed day to day.
- Water keeps our skin healthy. When dehydrated, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.
- Water helps in the recovery process in a variety of ways. After workout water will help replenish any lost fluids in your muscle cells, helping prevent delayed onset muscle soreness. Water also helps in the function of protein synthesis. If you’re dehydrated this process cannot take place, leading to the breakdown of muscle tissue.
How Much Water Should I Drink?
The amount of water needed each day varies from person to person, depending on how active they are, how much they sweat, and so on.
It is generally recommended to drink 2-4 liters of water in a day.
Drink a glass of water when you wake up and continue to hydrate yourself throughout the day.