January 27, 2019 1 min read

Hydration Facts

Water, what is it good for??? Absolutely everything, below are some facts to keep in mind when it comes to hydration.

There are so many ways that being adequately hydrated feeds into your mind, health and body.

Not only does it support the immune system, but it can aid in digestion, cleansing the body and making your skin look healthy. It’s not just the physical aspect, it can also help your mental state by preventing lethargy and aid you in thinking more clearly especially during work hours where we are now under continuous pressure to perform.  

Fun Fact: we can live up to50 days without food, but without water, we will only live afew days.

Common Symptoms From Inadequate Water Intake: If you are not drinking adequate amounts of fluid then common symptoms may occur, includingdry skin, headaches, fatigue, dizzinessorconstipation.  It can also influencemood andenergy which can be detrimental in more than one way.

So how much fluid should you be containing daily to stay adequately hydrated?Divide your body weight in kgs by 0.024 that will give an approximate number of litres to consume on a sedentary day. If you have an active day where you exercise you may want to add another 500ml to 1.5 litres of fluid on top depending on exercise intensity, body weight, the amount you sweat etc.

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