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Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated


In this week's challenge you must Stay hydrated . Our body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints. Water is needed for overall good health. Most people have been told they should drink 6 to 8, 8-ounce glasses of water each day. That is a reasonable goal. However, different people need different amounts of water to stay hydrated. Most healthy people can stay well hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. For some people, fewer than 8 glasses may be enough. Other people may need more than 8 glasses each day. If you are concerned that you are not drinking enough water, check your urine. If your urine is usually colorless or light yellow, you are well hydrated. If your urine is a dark yellow or amber color, you may be dehydrated.


Benefits of staying hydrated:


  1. Water helps prevent dry mouth

    Water keeps your throat and lips moist and prevents your mouth from feeling dry. Dry mouth can cause bad breath and/or an unpleasant taste–and can even promote cavities.


  2. Water promotes cardiovascular health

    Dehydration lowers your blood volume, so your heart must work harder to pump the reduced amount of blood and get enough oxygen to your cells, which makes everyday activities like walking up stairs–as well as exercise–more difficult.


  3. Water keeps your body cool

    Good fats found in butter and coconut oil play in immune health stating that the “loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize and destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi”.


  4. Water helps muscles and joints work better

    When you’re well hydrated, the water inside and outside the cells of contracting muscles provides adequate nutrients and removes waste efficiently so you perform better. Water is also important for lubricating joints. Contrary to popular belief, muscle cramps do not appear to be related to dehydration, but, instead, to muscle fatigue, according to Sam Cheuvront, Ph.D., an exercise physiologist.


  5. Water keeps skin supple

    When a person is severely dehydrated, skin is less elastic. This is different than dry skin, which is usually the result of soap, hot water and exposure to dry air. And, no, unfortunately, drinking lots of water won’t prevent wrinkles.


  6. Water helps cleanse your body — inside and out

    Your kidneys need water to filter waste from the blood and excrete it in urine. Keeping hydrated may also help prevent urinary tract infections and kidney stones. If you are severely dehydrated, your kidneys may stop working, causing toxins to build up in your body.


Drinking Water

Tips on Staying Hydrated:

  1. There's no doubt about it. Water is the best way to rehydrate your body but sometime you can choose good alternative sources of water like Melons, Grapes, Grapefruit, Soup, Fruit Juice, Sports Drinks and flavored waters, Smoothies

Suggested Reading:

How to Stay Hydrated - Learn more here.

19 Water-Rich Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated - Learn more here.

The importance of staying hydrated - Learn more here.


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