Nutrition Importance of Hydration

Importance of HydrationWhen I tell clients that hydration is important and they need to drink plenty of water daily, I often get resistance.  “Why do I have to do that?”  “I don’t like water.”  Well, there is a reason why I keep get after them to drink.  It is for their health.

With our bodies being composed 60% of water, hydration is important to keep our bodies balanced.

Our bodies need enough water to ease digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients and maintenance of body temperature.

Water helps energize muscles.

When muscles don’t get enough fluids, they don’t perform well.  Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids & electrolytes will shrivel and this causes muscle fatigue.  This is why it’s important to keep drinking water while exercising, we must replenish fluids lost from sweating.

Water will also keep your skin looking good, and younger.

When we’re dehydrated, our skin looks dry and wrinkled.  It can be improved with proper hydration.  It won’t completely eliminate wrinkles, but your skin will appear softer, smoother.

For proper kidney function, you need to have adequate water.

Your kidneys job is cleansing and removing toxins in the body.  And for that to happen, they require proper fluids.  When your body doesn’t have enough fluids it’s noticeable in your urine, the concentration, color and odor all increase.

Not only is water good for our kidneys, but it’s also essential for proper bowel movement.  When there isn’t enough water, the colon pulls fluid from the stools to maintain hydration, which in turn, causes constipation.

What do you think?