Looking to improve your overall health?
Taking a few minutes to look at your hydration routine is the first step to improvement!
Now before we jump into the importance of maintaining healthy hydration habits...
What are the symptoms of poor hydration?
Similar to a car running on low fuel, your mind and body cannot function at its full potential on an empty tank.
Studies have found that a loss of sweat as little as 2% makes a noticeable drop in both physical and mental performance.
Furthermore, the same study found that when you lose 5% of sweat or more, physical and mental function decreases as much as 30%.
Still unsure whether you're hydrated enough?
The symptoms of poor hydration include:
- Frequently feeling thirsty
- Dark yellow and strong smelling urine
- Sudden dizzy spells
- Low energy
- Dry mouth
- Sugar cravings
If you experience these symptoms regularly, it could be a sign of a poor hydration routine.
Now that we know what poor hydration looks and feels like,
What are the benefits of consistent hydration habits?
Exactly like a car running on a full tank of fuel, you will perform at your greatest mental and physical abilities when hydrated.
So, do you have good hydration habits?
Here’s what having good hydration looks and feels like:
- Improved brain function
- Increased muscular performance
improved recovery times
Happy digestive system
- higher productivity
Regardless of where you are at with your hydration journey, let's have a look into the:
Recommended consumption of water
Whether you're in the office or working out, it's easy to let your hydration levels run away from you!
Below is a guide provided by the Institute of Medicine on the ideal amount of water that should be consumed daily.
It is estimated that on average:
Males over the age of 18 should consume about 4 litres of water per day.
And Females over 18 should consume about 3 litres of water per day.
What's the best way to stay on top of hydration during the day?
We admit! Staying hydrated throughout your day often falls down on the list of priorities.
That’s why we recommend keeping a water bottle by your side throughout your day and workouts.
Exersia’s stainless steel Water Bottles are sleek, convenient and excellent at keeping your water cool throughout your day!
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