Why is drinking water and staying hydrated essential for optimal health?

One of the first things I do as soon as I wake up is drink water!

Even if you don’t feel thirsty, you just went (hopefully) 8 hours without drinking any water.

Drinking more water aids in the detoxification and elimination process. Our kidneys are the real MVPs (our filtration system) but they NEED water in order to perform at their best. Water is a natural lubricant that will also aid in evacuation of the bowels, as being dehydrated causes constipation.

Your brain is made up of more than 70% water! Hormones and neurotransmitters travel along “water highways” and need adequate hydration to do their job! If you’re dehydrated, you probably will feel overly tired, moody or sluggish.

Being dehydrated may also keep you from reaching your fat loss goals. Not only does being dehydrated restrict your body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, but it can also slow your metabolism due to your body trying to conserve fluids within the body.

Take home message: Drink your water and stay hydrated to feel your best self!

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