How important is water to your overall health?
Well, since our bodies are 60% to 70% water (depending upon your age), it's considered by many to be life's most essential nutrient. In fact, an individual can last quite a while without food, but only one week without water.
If you're interested in exploring the connection between hydration and good health, then check out our Hydration Facts. You'll also find Healthy Tips on how to ensure that you are getting enough water.
Are You Water Wise?
Soft drinks won't do it. Fruit juices won't do it. Even milk won't do it. In fact nothing hydrates your body like water. Pure and clean, with no added chemicals, bottled spring water is one of the best sources of hydration - and hydration is the key to good health and fitness.
Did You Know That...
… your entire body needs water to work well?
Water helps you digest food and then turn that food into energy. Water regulates your body temperature, keeps your mouth moistened, and maintains muscle tone. Water carries nutrients and oxygen to every cell in the body, and protects and cushions vital organs and joints.
… water plays a significant part in weight loss?
Water is a great aid for dieters because it has no calories, acts as an appetite suppressant, and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Drinking enough water helps alleviate fluid retention, relieve constipation, and flush impurities from the body.
...as temperatures rise, so does your body's need for water?
When summer comes, remember to keep your body properly hydrated when the 'heat wave' comes. The evaporation of perspiration from your skin helps cool you down, but water is lost during the process. It's important to replenish that water; otherwise your body can overheat.
Summer hydration tips....
Bring a supply of bottled water with you when traveling.
Drink extra bottled water in extreme heat to keep body temperature low.
Drink before you feel thirsty.
… caffeinated and alcoholic beverages are dehydrating?
Far from refreshing, caffeinated beverages, wines and spirits zap the body of water. To compensate, increase your water consumption.
… during a 60-minute workout you can sweat out more than a quart of water?
Dehydration happens fast. Take steps to prevent it by drinking 16 ounces of water two hours prior to exercising, then sipping four to six ounces every 20 minutes or so during your workout.
A healthy body is a well-hydrated machine.
A healthy body is more than a well-oiled machine. It's a well-hydrated machine. Why? Because human beings need water to survive and thrive. To keep your family and yourself going strong, try these tips for maximum hydration and good health.
Get on a water schedule. Start the day with a glass when you get up, then have at least one more with each meal.
Take water breaks. Mid-afternoon is prime time to break for a bottle of refreshing spring water, as is before, during and after any kind of exercise.
Pair your caffeinated beverages with a glass of spring water. Since caffeine acts as a diuretic and actually dehydrates you, fight back by re-hydrating immediately with a glass of water.
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