4 Benefits of Staying Hydrated
Water, our trusty friend.
Day in, day out, we loyally sip water. At our desk. In our car. At the gym.
But, what’s the magic?
What does water offer beyond quenching our thirst?
The benefits of water are numerous for keeping our bodies in balance and maintaining optimal health. We’ve compiled a quick list of our favourite perks of staying hydrated.
When you’re dehydrated, your blood pressure may drop, resulting in reduced blood flow and reduced nutrients to the brain. Ultimately, this may lead to fatigue and sleepiness. Keep your body and brain energized by simply drinking water.
Better Brain Function
Dehydration, even mild cases, has been linked to decreased cognitive ability. In particular, dehydration impairs performance in activities that require attention, coordination or memory skills. By staying hydrated, your brain can function in its optimal state.
Dehydration may cause kidney stones and urinary tract infections, and both can lead to permanent kidney damage. Moreover, dehydration could result in acid and waste build-up in your body, impairing or clogging the kidneys’ filtration system. By drinking enough water, you allow your kidneys to function at their best.
Alleviate and Prevent Headaches
Studies have shown that water deprivation can cause headaches.
In one study, a group of people were deprived of water. Those reporting headaches as a result of the water deprivation were given a glass of water as relief. The majority of subjects reported headache relief within 30 minutes.
So, this one is simple.
- Make sure you drink enough water daily (we’re talking 3 litres, give or take) to avoid dehydration and a potential headache.
- If you do have a headache, take a sip of the good stuff (that is, water). We bet it will help.
From energy levels to kidney function to headache prevention, it’s clear that water is a necessity for optimized health and for making us feel our best.
Follow two easy tips to keep your water drinking habit on track to reap the health benefits:
Be proactive. Thirst is one of the first signs of dehydration. Don’t wait to drink water until you feel thirsty. Instead, make a conscious habit of drinking water throughout the day. How? Pack a water bottle while you’re on the go, and when you’re at work or at home, always have a glass of water nearby to help your hydration habit.
Make it healthy. Choose filtered water. It tastes better and is healthier for you. It’s a no brainer! For optimal health, choose Santevia mineralized and naturally alkaline water. Each Santevia water filter removes harmful tap water contaminants, adds healthy minerals calcium and magnesium, and increases the pH of water to slightly alkaline.