27 Feb A Few Reasons Why Water is Vital to Your Wellness Plan
The dry winter air can wreak havoc on your hair, skin, and nails.
On average, we each need about 30-50 fluid ounces of water every single day. That’s easy to remember in the heat of the summer, but during winter it’s equally as important to remind ourselves to avoid dehydration. But hydration isn’t just a way to keep your body glowing on the outside – it’s absolutely essential to maintaining a state of overall wellness. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of hydration and how it maintains a proper balance and functioning of your body’s cellular system.
Watch Out for Dehydration
When our bodies get dehydrated, the circulatory system, in turn, will become the body’s top priority. This can cause your muscles and organs to work overtime because they have less water to thrive off of.
What Happens to Your Body Without Water?
Dehydration causes the blood volume in your circulatory system to lower. This means that the heart has to work extra hard in order to transport enough oxygen to your cells. When your oxygen levels run too low, you’ll feel physically fatigued during regular activities like running errands or exercising.
For your body to regulate healthy blood pressure, it may begin to pull water from your muscles. Without an adequate amount of water, the muscles have to operate with less strength. They’ll respond slower and fatigue more quickly, which makes them prone to cramping or tearing.
Finally, being dehydrated, by even as little as two percent, can cause the brain to shrink slightly. This impairs the brain’s ability to function properly impacting memory, concentration, and coordination.
Thirst is the first sign telling you that it’s time to drink some water. Our bodies feel thirsty when fluid levels become too low. This will end up in a domino effect of problems when not addressed.
So How Much Water is Enough?
You’ll support your immune system, heart health, and digestion this season by upping your daily water intake.
You’ve probably heard it said that you need eight glasses of water a day. However, exercise, sickness, and other factors can increase your daily intake requirements. An easy rule of thumb is to figure out your body weight in pounds and divide that number in half, using it as a target amount to drink in ounces per day. For example, a person weighing 160 pounds will need around 80 ounces of water each day.
These are the Effects of Good Hydration
The positive effects of drinking generous amounts of water benefit the body’s entire system.
Muscles, Bones, and Joints
Water supports adequate blood volume for the musculoskeletal system. This aids in more efficient muscle growth and repair. A hydrated body is able to protect and encourage well-lubricated joints.
Water allows your body to effectively absorb nutrients. Optimum nutrient absorption leads to a healthy digestive system brain chemical balance. Nutrition delivered correctly is necessary for communicative, integrative and motor functions.
Water is vital for kidney function so that waste products can be efficiently removed. If toxins begin to build up, then the immune system will be weakened. An optimal functioning immune system also depends on hydration to maintain lymphatic fluids, which remove toxins and assist in fighting infections.
Hydration is Vital for Healthy Living
The need for a well-hydrated body is only a small scope of the big picture. We have a unique approach to wellness at Bella Vita Spa and Salon, by treating every person as a whole. We want to see you glow, inside and out.
Give your skin a little extra hydration this season with our Green Tea and Ginger Body Wrap, and an additional 30, 60, or 90-minute massage add-on.
Contact us today to start experiencing holistic wellness, and let us help you find the perfect balance of health for your body.