Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Hey, it's me! Your water bottle!

Hi Friend - It’s me! Your water bottle! It’s been pretty hot lately, do you agree?

Well, I am here to give you some more information and pro-tips on why it’s important to

drink that amazing stuff you pour -- or should pour ;p -- into this bottle each and every day! 

I’ll also throw some tips at you to increase your water intake, sound good?

First, let’s chat -- do you get enough water? 

What is enough water? While various sources will tell you various amounts -

An article by Mayo Clinic suggests that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

  • About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men

  • About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women

These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food.

About 20 percent of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks.

What about the advice to drink 8 glasses a day?

You've probably heard the advice, "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day."

That's easy to remember, and it's a reasonable goal.

Most healthy people can stay hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty.

For some people, fewer than eight glasses a day might be enough. But other people might need more.

There are countless reasons water is important to your daily bodily functions! COUNTLESS. 

It lubricates the joints

It forms saliva and mucus

It delivers oxygen throughout the body

It boosts skin health and beauty

It cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues

It regulates body temperature

The digestive system depends on it

It helps prevent constipation

It helps fight off illness

It flushes body waste

It helps maintain blood pressure

The airways need it

It makes minerals and nutrients accessible

It prevents kidney damage

It boosts performance during exercise and daily energy

It aids in cognitive function

It aids in Weight loss

It reduces the chance of a hangover, important one here ;p right?

I know there are many more reasons and more

processes water is involved in - but hey -

I’m thinking there are plenty of reasons above!

Let’s talk Electrolyte balance, this is another incredibly important piece of hydration and water intake!

Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge.

They are in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids. Electrolytes are important because they help:

  • Balance the amount of water in your body

  • Balance your body's acid/base (pH) level

  • Move nutrients into your cells

  • Move wastes out of your cells

  • Make sure that your nerves, muscles, the heart, and the brain work the way they should

Sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, and magnesium are all electrolytes.

You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink.

The levels of electrolytes in your body can become too low or too high.

This can happen when the amount of water in your body changes. If something upsets this balance, you may have too little water (dehydration) or too much water (overhydration).

Some medicines, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, and liver or kidney problems can all upset your water balance.

Check out this site for more on electrolytes:

Lastly, here are some tips for increasing your water intake:

  • Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go.

  • This way you can drink whenever the need strikes.

  • Keep track of your intake. Aim to take in optimum amounts every day, a minimum of half your body weight in ounces is also a good guide.

  • Use an app to track your cups. Daily Water Free or Daily Water are two you can try.

  • Pace yourself to approach half of your recommended consumption by midday/lunchtime/noon.

  • You can always finish about an hour before you plan to sleep.

  • Drink a glass after every bathroom break.

  • Sip before every meal.

  • Or take it a step further and get a high-tech water bottle.

  • Get some cool reusable straws. The straw is your friend!

  • Drink a glass of water every time you're waiting for the coffee to brew.

Well, I think I’ve given you some really great information on why it is so important to incorporate water regularly as well as staying hydrated during these hot days.

Wouldn’t you say?

How are you going to start incorporating more water if

you need to? Hopefully, it starts by filling me more

often with that agua purificada! 

Yours in hydration,

XoXo WaterBottle

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