Our bodies are 60% water, which is used up in all bodily functions–when we sweat, digest, and even as we breathe. That’s why it’s important to hydrate, and stay hydrated. Here’s a list of some things you might notice when you constantly hydrate–and that means drinking at least 8 glasses (or 2 liters) of water every day.
- Better skin
Dehydration might cause the skin to become less elastic, dry and flaky. When you start proper hydration, you might notice in a few weeks that your skin becomes supple and less prone to wrinkling. Some even say that their skin looks more radiant and glowing!
Maris shares that whenever she experiences skin breaks out, she checks if she has been drinking enough water.
- Better brain power
You might think that water intake only affects you physically, but it’s actually equally important for brain function. Dehydration could decrease brain function and increase anxiety. Staying hydrated, on the other hand, may improve your concentration, memory, and even your mood!
- More energy
When you’re doing physical activities and you’re dehydrated, it might reduce your motivation, increase your fatigue, and make your activities feel more difficult to do. Strenuous activities, such as exercise, can cause a significant loss of water in your body from sweating. It’s important to hydrate in between intervals to help keep your performance level high..
- Better health
Hydration may help prevent the buildup of kidney stones and helps prevent urinary tract infections. It can also prevent headaches and migraines, as dehydration can trigger these. Drinking water can help keep the digestive tract properly working, and promotes a healthy bowel movement.
Maris and Inigo believe that ample hydration, regular exercise, proper hygiene, and a balanced diet are the key ingredients to having a healthy lifestyle. Your health affects your whole wellbeing, which is why it’s important to surround yourself with people that will push you to take care of yourself! Check up on one another and make sure that each one is living a healthy and active life.