You’ll never catch me without a water bottle in hand. Why? I’m a huge fan of bottles. Okay, it’s actually about the water and staying hydrated. Dehydration can cause exhaustion, muscle fatigue, cramps, or loss of coordination. What’s worse, lacking fluids can make you more susceptible to winter colds and flu. (Not great considering the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the flu reached epidemic levels in late December.)
Our bodies are composed of 70% water, our brain is 90% water, and the majority of blood and cells in the body are composed of water. Translation: water’s importance cannot be understated.
How much water do you need per day? Great question, astute reader! Figure it out by halving your weight, and that’s an approximation of how many ounces you should drink a day. Of course, if your physician says otherwise, that number trumps this one. And if you train hard —and of course you do! — you may need to consume more as well. The point is, drink up!
Here are a few more benefits …
#1. Water Can Make You Feel Satiated
Since the hunger mechanism is stronger than thirst, staying adequately hydrated eliminates a feeling of false hunger. Trying downing a glass of water next time you have a hunger craving. even though it has zero calories, it might do the trick. If not, bon appétit.
#2. Water Flushes Toxins From Your Body
All waste and toxins are excreted through sweat and urine; proper hydration also reduces the risks of painful urinary tract infections and kidney stones.
#3. You’ll Look Younger
Not that you look old now, but staying hydrated can keep skin moisturized and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. (Fun fact: your skin is your largest organ.)
#4. You’ll Stay Regular
Water aids in digestion, which helps things move without struggle, strain, or discomfort.
#5. Fewer Headaches
Headaches are a common side effect from of dehydration— even moderate dehydration.#6. More Energy and Alertness Your brain consists of 90% water; so holding out on the high-quality H20 doesn’t do your energy levels or alertness any favors. In other words, if you want to improve concentration and focus, try drinking more water.
That being said, we’d be foolish not to remind you that P4’s Pre Game Formula, Energy Formula and Recovery Push Formula are all are mixed with — you guessed it — water! Enjoy the trio of sports supplements for more energy and vitamins pre-workout, mid-workout, and post-workout.