Hydration - and why it's so important!

We have all heard that it is very important to stay hydrated, and most of us at this point do our part daily to keep our H20 intake up to par. But have you ever wondered why it is SO important to be hydrated?

Here are some fun facts about being well hydrated and why it is necessary.

We can start with the simple fact that your body depends on hydration to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to function and work properly. If that isn't enough, how about the fact that staying hydrated helps to combat fatigue. It's true! It gives your body the fuel it needs to maintain energy and performance levels - lessening the likelihood of pain and lethargy.

Weight loss! When our cells are depleted of water, they cannot create the energy we need to function, and so they send a signal to the brain to ‘get more goods.’ This means you will eat more, and likely carry some extra unwanted pounds. To avoid this, simply stay hydrated and your cells will stay happy and not send ‘fat signals’ to the brain. Further, and more obviously, replacing other drinks with water will help naturally keep the weight off. Some water with lemon each morning can be especially beneficial.

Hydration also has a significant impact on our skin. Staying sufficiently hydrated can greatly reduce acne, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, and premature aging of the skin – with proper hydration, the skin practically glows. Without it, our skin cannot properly rid itself of toxins and so it becomes irritated, inflamed, and congested, causing a host of unsavory results ranging from itching, blackheads, redness, acne, and general blotchiness.

We could go on. Long story short - the benefits of staying hydrated are almost endless, and it's a foolproof way to keep your body working, looking, and feeling its best. Drink up!