Getting fit and losing weight are two of the most common goals people set for themselves each year. Between gym memberships, the latest diet trends and miracle-promising supplements, billions of dollars get spent each year on achieving fitness goals.
But what if one of the simplest things you could do for yourself wasn’t found in a costly diet book or in an expensive pill?
Healthy Hydration and H2O
Believe it or not, being properly hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your body. That means being in balance – the water your body loses from perspiration, breathing and other body processes is replaced by the water you consume.
Based on clinical trials on adults, published in the journal Nutrition Reviews in 2005, scientists have identified that dehydration has an impact on physical and mental performance. Even mild dehydration – a loss of 1 to 2 percent of body weight – can impact your mental and physical performance. In addition to being thirsty, mild dehydration can cause headaches, decrease your alertness, concentration and memory, and reduce your endurance.
So making sure you stay healthfully hydrated is an important part of taking good care of your body. And water is the key.
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