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This weeks topic: Drink water!
1. Helps maximize physical performance.
You can lose a lot of water in your body from sweat. If you’re sweating while your workout (you’re doing it right) and you will need to replenish the water you lose. Sweat is your body’s way to regulating your temperature. If you don’t have enough water, you can’t regulate your temperature as well, results in lower performance.
2. Significantly affects brain function and energy levels.
Studies have shown that even a 1-3% loss of water in our body can result in decreased brain function. Resulting in a decrease memory and an increase in anxiety and fatigue.
3. Help prevent and treat headaches.
Research has shown that a majority of headaches are simply caused by a lack of hydration. Decrease your chances of having a headache by reaching your water goals each day.
4. Help keep your bowels regular and avoid kidney stones.
Lack of hydration can lead to constipation, which leaves you feeling backed up and yucky! Increasing your water intake can help increase the motility of your intestines. Plus, decrease the chance of kidney stone, which is caused by a build up of mineral crystals in the urinary system. Increasing your water intake can dilute the build up of these crystals and decrease the chance of reoccurring kidney stones.
5. Can prevent hangovers.
Not that any of your would experience this! (wink, wink!), but just in case. Alcohol is a diuretic which causes you to lose more water than you take in. Therefore, making sure to drink water between beverages and consuming one glass before going to bed can reduce your hangover symptoms.
6. Can help with weight loss.
Studies have shown than drinking water can help to slightly increase metabolism (thus increasing the calories we burn during our day). Burning more calories can help us lose weight. Drinking water optimizes the ability of our body. Increased performance is one step closer to reaching your fitness goals.