Timeless Truth: Drink Pure Water Frequently Throughout the Day
Are You Feeling Thirsty?
If so, you’re already dehydrated.
Thirst and a dry mouth are not the first signs of dehydration. In fact, by the time you notice these symptoms, your body’s cells are craving water. Thirst is your body giving you a heads-up, but your body is already feeling the effects.
So, what happens when you don’t get enough water? Every cell in your body is affected.
What’s so great about water?
Water is your body’s principal component and makes up more than 60 percent of your body weight; therefore, it naturally thrives when it is properly hydrated. In fact, every system in your body depends on water. Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and moisture to your muscles and tissues.
The Dangers of Dehydration–Hydrate for Health
When you sweat, you lose electrolytes, including sodium, potassium and chloride. These are essential to your body’s functions. Basically all of your cellular communications depend on sodium and potassium. Lack of these water borne nutrients may be the reason you’ll often get a cramp when you work out without proper hydration.
It’s amazing how many maladies like headaches, fatigue, lack of focus, and dizziness can be attributed to dehydration. Considering how simple it is to drink more water, maybe these words will motivate you to make sure you’re getting enough. But what is “proper hydration?”
The Super Simple Hydration Equation
A basic way to determine your bare minimum water requirement – what your body needs to function– is this: Divide your body weight in half.
So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you would need 75 ounces of water per day at a minimum. And that’s if you’re not doing anything strenuous. If you’re exercising, hiking, hanging out at a high altitude or outdoors a lot, double your intake.
Do all liquids count?
While your body needs liquid, there’s nothing quite like water. Many adults sometimes drink almost nothing but coffee, often loaded up with dairy and sugar equaling 400 calories a cup. Carbonated beverages are a bad habit too because they can cause a depletion of calcium in the body, which the body replaces by taking calcium from the bones and encouraging osteoporosis. Excess sugar in coffee or soda can lead down the path to diabetes and tooth decay.
Pure Living Points:
- Hydrate for Health: Keep water at hand all the time. Make it super simple by keeping water with you in the car, at your desk, and everywhere you go throughout the day.
- Consider reusable containers rather than disposable bottles, and refill using a filter
- Place water at your bedside for middle of the night sips, and finish it first thing in the morning.
- Squeeze a little lemon, lime, cucumber or watermelon and mint leaves in your water to keep things interesting and refreshing.
- Resist artificial sweeteners. If you must seek the sweet, go with natural stevia.
- Want a tasty added kick to your intake? aVivoPur Greens options taste great and gives you concentrated nutrition from vegetables, fruits and Super Foods like kale, spirulina and spinach..
- Think you’re hungry? Try drinking 8 ounces of water, then wait 10 minutes. Many times we confuse “thirst” and “hunger” as staying hydrated is a first priority to the body. You can survive weeks without food but only a matter of days without water.
- Want to give your water magnetic energy? Consider placing your water on aVivoPur’s Water Mineral Magnetizer which will “magnetize” the minerals in your water to be a healthy North Pole Polarity.