Can Drinking Water Transform Your Life?
What if there was something you could do to:
- Enhance your cognitive abilities?
- Have healthier hair and skin?
- Digest food better?
- Enjoy more energy?
- Feel better overall?
Well, there is something you can do: it’s called drinking enough water.
Tri-Florida Water Treatment of Auburndale, FL, would like to share a few exciting facts about the ways drinking water can improve your life.
We’re mostly water
According to research, our bodies are made up of around 60% water. And we need to keep that balance because our bodies don’t create water on their own. We have to drink it.
Experiment to see how much water you should drink each day. The old “eight 8-oz. glasses” is a good starting point, but many experts put the starting point at eleven glasses for women and sixteen for men.
Beware of dehydration
When your body is in a state of dehydration or heading toward it, bad things can happen:
- Your brain works sluggishly; mental quickness and memory are affected
- Greater risk of developing kidney stones and a urinary tract infection
- Lowered physical endurance and muscle strength
- More likely to fall into a “blah” mood
These are just a few of the ways your body responds to a lack of life-giving water.
One easy way to tell that you need to drink some water is by feeling thirsty. A hydrated body will never be actually thirsty because it always has all the water it needs. Also, keep in mind that it’s better to err on the side of too much water than not enough.
Water affects sports, activity, and performance
We expel stored water from our 60% base primarily through urination and sweat. These two functions go on all the time, even though we’re not always aware of minor sweating.
But when we’re doing a very physical activity or playing a sport – especially here in Florida during the summer – we’re going to sweat buckets. You can lose a lot of water in a short time without even realizing it, and that water needs to be replenished in the form of natural water or a quality sports drink.
Drink water before, during and after physical activity to:
- Help prevent injuries
- Give you more aerobic and anaerobic endurance
- Keep your muscles working at their best
- Restore electrolyte balance
- Speed up recovery after the exertion
Five ways to drink more water
Try these five strategies and come up with some of your own.
- Carry bottled water or your own water container with you in the car and at work.
- Drink a glass of water every time you visit the restroom.
- Cut out one coffee or latte each day and replace it with a pint of water.
- Drink a good amount of water first thing after you wake up.
- Avoid excess caffeine and alcohol, as they both increase urination (and water loss).
The best drinking water you can get
Tri-Florida Water Treatment is committed to helping Floridians get the very best drinking water to fuel their bodies and keep them running at full force. We provide a variety of solutions, including whole-house water treatment systems, water purifiers and water softeners, expertly built and expertly installed.