The importance of hydration

Drinking enough fluid is vital to optimizing function of every system of the body, including your muscles. Every cell in your body requires water to work properly. It is important in the body’s ability to regulate temperature, remove waste products, lubricate the joints, transport nutrients, maintain healthy kidney function and physically as well as mentally perform.

Drinking plenty of water can keep your body functioning at its best.

Being properly hydrated may help improve your:

  • Mood
  • Physical performance
  • Ability to lose weight
  • Concentration
  • Prevention of headaches
  • Prevention of constipation, kidney stones and urinary tract infections

The amount you need to drink varies depending on your age, gender, environment and activity level but a general rule to follow is 1L per 25kg of body weight.

If you struggle to drink enough water, try setting yourself some goals for certain time points throughout the day or maybe adding a squeeze of lemon.

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