Fit Life Basics: Hydration Part II

Whenever we start to talk about excellent nutrition, HYDRATION should always be the very first item. Drinking water is the foundation to maintaining a healthy diet. Why is it so important?

HYDRATE

  • Burn more calories — If you are dehydrated, you actually burn calories slower! So getting your water in each day is the quickest way to burn more calories.
  • Get more energy — Dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume; a reduction in blood volume causes a reduction in the supply of oxygen to your muscles; and a reduction in the supply of oxygen to your muscles can make you feel tired. So staying hydrated actually gives you more energy!
  • Reduce soreness — Staying hydrated keeps your joints and muscles lubricated, meaning less soreness!
  • Feel more full — Water helps keep you feeling full all day long.  Feeling hungry? Chug a glass of water! Many times that hunger is actually your body demanding more water!

Find tips on how to stay hydrated here!

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