Why Hydration is Important: Drink More Water for Head-to-Toe Health
Among dieting, exercise, and the wishful thinking to acquire more sleep…there is one common New Year’s resolution that is almost as routinely forgotten as it is promised: drinking more water.
While so commonly overlooked, it’s this very practice that could be making or breaking your health—no matter how often you frequent the gym or how strictly you stick to your diet regimen. Depending on activity and other environmental or physical conditions that may cause you to lose water, the average male requires about four liters of water per day. The average woman requires about three (and that’s the minimum).
Before you start feeling overwhelmed, let’s take a look at how great an impact this tiny H20 molecule actually has on your health. Then, who knows? You may find yourself racing to fill up that eco-friendly water bottle you’ve been dying to start using.
Ever wonder why a headache is one of the telltale signs of dehydration? It’s for good reason. We all know that water makes up about 70% of the human body, but allow us to elaborate. Within that percentage, your brain is about 80% water. As the command center for the rest of your body, it’s honestly surprising that something so simple as hydrating can increase blood flow and oxygen to this powerhouse organ—leading to an array of improved cognitive functions such as concentration, mood, emotions and even memory.
Our joints are made up of cartilage, which can be about 60% water—and acts as a protective layer that can reduce friction between bones. Synovial fluid is a substance which lubricates the cartilage, and is also supported by proper water intake. It comes as no surprise that dehydration can decrease the water content in cartilage. This can result in friction in the joints. Additionally, drinking water also helps supports our immune system which encourages cell repair and renewal, circulation, and ultimately a possibly more rapid recovery.
Possible Weight Loss and Detox
Think of water as your natural, self-cleaning system. Pushing fluids will aid in transporting waste in and out of your cells, which enable the waste-eliminating organs such as liver and kidneys to flush these toxins from your body.
On a similar note, drinking water may also help you lose weight! Very simply, water can help kick cravings and suppress your appetite by helping you feel fuller when hunger hits. And as backwards as it may seem, dehydration causes your body to hold onto water…in all the wrong places. That’s why a healthy water intake helps keep bloating and water retention at bay. And for zero calories to boot, you get all this for the price of none.
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and therefore made up of cells. Guess what these cells are composed primary of? You guessed it—water. This supports our previous point that hydration not only protects but encourages proper cell growth and repair. Lack of hydration may eventually result in less hydrated and plump skin bringing on early signs of aging. (Spoiler alert #2: there are premium Hyaluronic Acid skin care products that not only support skin health, but provide amazing hydration for the skin).
How Hyalogic® Can Help
It now goes without saying: without water, our organs will certainly not function properly or at their best. Even on our most immobile days, our body loses water. Whether it’s from sweating or just eliminating waste, your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water if you don’t keep up your water intake. That’s why our products are designed to help take your hydration to the next level.
To get the most out of your hydration routine, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is your new best friend. Supplementing all these areas of the body that need water the most, this “water-loving” carbohydrate seeks out and binds to water. And it can hold up to a mind-blowing 1,000 times its weight. This naturally-occurring molecule in the body helps generate a gelatinous substance which serves as a lubricant for joints, skin and other areas. That’s why Hyalogic® provides natural, HA-based products for skin, personal care, and supplements. All you need for the maintenance of healthy head, shoulders, knees…you know the rest!