Everyone underestimates hydration and as a result we do not prioritise it. With better hydration there is so much untapped health and wellbeing potential waiting for us.
So, let’s all sip some more and see!
Let me convince you why you need to focus more on simply getting more fluids in to you.
Here is a list of issues / and also situations that one can experience or be in that could be as a result of dehydration. If you nod your head to one or more of them then I would recommend you have a good look at your hydration and water intake:
- Low energy and fatigue (yes - water helps to create energy!)
- Low milk supply for lactating mums
- Brain fog and poor focus / concentration
- Constipation and poor digestion
- Muscle cramps
- Food cravings
- Compromised immunity (enhances circulating beneficial nutrients to fight infection and also aids in flushing wastes, bacteria and toxins)
- Dry skin and lips
- Slowed metabolism
- Working / living in constant air conditioning environments
- High sweat rates from training, sauna use, hot temperatures
No more excuses ok? Getting ‘enough sips in’ should now be at the top of your ‘health priority’ list.
There are many factors that influence the amount of water one needs on a daily basis. It is a fine balance, not too little and also not too much and I am sorry but there is no easy equation; and correct – ‘8’ glasses is not the ‘golden’ number. It is not that simple.
Being ‘hydrated’ means you have adequate ‘fluid’ in your body in order for it to support all important aspects of physiology.
Thirst is usually the best indicator of water needs however you need to be mindful about it. One can simply get out of the ‘habit’ and you do not ‘notice’ being ‘thirsty’ as much. Or you don’t want to go to the toilet all the time so you simply don’t drink! Argh!
The thirst mechanism can also be weakened and mistaken for hunger.
I highly recommend you always carry a bottle of water with you and sipping your way throughout the day if better rather than sculling 500-1000ml once you realised you have not drink all day! You need it to become habitual. Your chances of dehydration is therefore much less likely.
Next question for you: are you absorbing your fluids and are you taking in enough electrolytes? Sodium, is likely the electrolyte you have heard about the most and many of you may be fearful of taking in too much. Fair enough. However, these days we are finding more and more people are actually too low in some of these key electrolytes. They just as about as important as water itself to be honest. We need them to fluid balance, for energy production, blood circulation, hydrated skin, a productive mental state, the list goes on (and sounds similar to the role of typical water!)
Our hydration powder contains natural forms of electrolytes and plant material that will add to your daily intake and assist in the absorption of water. Hopefully it will encourage you to sip a little more because it is so tasty and therefore enjoy the benefits of being ‘truly’ hydrated.
If you find yourself losing excessive amounts of sweat or training in very hot temperatures or in large volumes we would suggest you add additional electrolytes to our hydration powder to ensure you are getting therapeutic doses.
To finish, it is important to check in with yourself. This will help to determine if you are hydrated enough. How are you performing? Are you happy with your output, review those few key dehydration symptoms listed above. If the answer is not positive then perhaps it is time to review your hydration strategy