As one of the building blocks of life, it goes without saying that water is essential to our existence. Yet we often forget that the adequate consumption of water can have an almost immediate positive impact on our health. Proper hydration has the potential to improve cellular function, ultimately making you more equipped to reach your fitness goals (but let's be real, this applies to your overall health and weight goals too).
Simply put: if you’re not properly hydrated, your body can’t perform at its peak level. So let's break down our three top ways hydration can help you reach your fitness goals.
Considering water makes up 70% of the human body, it's undoubtedly a huge part of maintaining overall wellness. However... all water wasn't created equal.
Naturally alkaline water offers unique bioavailable minerals that have scientifically proven health benefits. These minerals can help improve circulation, detoxification and blood sugar levels. Additionally, research shows that alkaline water is faster and more effective at hydrating than tap or regular filtered drinking water.6 If you can opt for drinking a water with a natural high pH like Waiakea, you are giving your body a boost packed with naturally occurring electrolytes and minerals that will hydrate your cells faster.
Curbed HungerStudies have shown that we oftentimes think we are hungry when we are actually just thirsty. Many of the feelings associated with being hungry such as a gurgling stomach, low energy levels and even light headedness are indicators of needing to hydrate. However, most of us associate these feelings with hunger, which results in binging on unhealthy snacks.
By improving your water drinking habits, you'll be able to stay away from the unnecessary junk food. A 2015 study from the University of Oxford found that obese adults who drank 16 ounces of water before their meals ended up eating fewer calories and losing 2.6 more pounds than those who didn't!
Since dehydration causes fatigue, drinking more water can help combat exhaustion. When you're dehydrated, your body won't have enough energy to crush your workout and results may be less than satisfactory...Not to mention, simply having enough energy to get out of the house and into the gym or yoga studio! So skip the coffee or energy drinks to power your workout and go for the pure ol’ H20 before, during, and after; it's an even-keeled sense of stamina that wont give you the peaks and valleys common with sugary, caffeinated sports drinks.
Did we mention that water boosts your caloric burn through a process called diet-induced thermogenesis? Every time you eat or drink, your body has to burn calories to process what is coming in. In a study published by The Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism, drinking about 16 ounces of water temporarily spiked participants’ metabolic rate by 30%.
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