With the summer heat and humidity here, it is so important to understand the importance of water and being hydrated! When you sweat you lose water AND electrolytes. So what does that mean? You are losing the electrolytes: sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, and chlorine.
Electrolytes are important as they have two purposes:
- To balance water out in your body, and-
- To spark electrical impulses which allow muscles to contract and your heart stays beating.
Sounds crucial, right? It really is. You can get really sick if these electrolytes get dangerously low in your body.
Electrolytes also help us stay hydrated, so it is important to ensure that along with your water intake, you are getting enough of these little guys.
Benefits of Staying Hydrated:
- Fluid balance
- Muscle Fuel
- Clearer Skin
- Fatigue Buster
- Productivity Boost
- Blood Normalizer
- Calorie Control
- Brain Boost
- Toxix Remover
- Joints Greaser
How Much is Enough?
Half your body weight in ounces per day is considered hydrated! So, if you are a 200-pound man, you want 100 ounces. Similarly, if you are a 140-pound lady, you want 70 ounces of water per day. You can absolutely do this! Think about how easy your weekend liquid courage goes down the pipe? Take that same ambition and apply it to your hydration status! Measure your water intake understand where you are at and how much more you may need to drink to get to where you need to be!
*Remember, if you sweat, you need to drink even more water to replenish that loss on top of your daily goal to be “hydrated!”
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