75% of the population is chronically dehydrated. Yes, you read that number correctly. Are you one of them? Let’s get to the bottom of why hydration is so crucial to your daily health and wellness. The truth is every organ in your body relies on water, so when you are dehydrated, it’s like your body is running on fumes. That’s when you begin to see the signs of dehydration. The most common signs are concentrated urine, fatigue, headaches, dry skin, and muscle cramps. Many people don’t make hydration a priority, but we’re about to tell you how hydration can benefit and impact your daily life.
Water renews your skin
Many of us do anything in our power to avoid wrinkles. Did you know that drinking plenty of water might be the missing puzzle piece to our skincare routine? Dry skin has less resilience and is, therefore, more prone to wrinkles. Increased appearance of fine lines, sunken eyes, dullness, and itchiness are all signs of dehydrated skin. Add more water to your daily routine and see the difference it makes.
Drinking water is a boost for your digestive system. Starting your day off with a glass of water helps kick-start your metabolism, and stalls those early morning cravings. Sometimes we mistake the feeling of being thirsty with hunger. Next time you want to reach for a snack, try creating a habit of reaching for a glass of water instead. Drinking a glass of water before each meal can also keep you from overeating.
Performance During Exercise
Whether you’re running outside or lifting weights at the gym, hydration is key to your performance. You should be drinking water before, during, and after a workout. Dehydration also leads to fatigue and headaches. Staying hydrated throughout the day gives your body the fuel it needs to stay at tip-top performance all day long.
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means your body is getting rid of water at a rapid rate. Most hangovers are a result of extreme dehydration. This is why you always hear people saying to alternate water with your adult beverage. Chugging water the morning after a night out may help, but it’s best to be proactive. Starting the night out hydrated may be your key to hangover-free morning.
Daily water intake
There are tons of tips out there about how much water we should be drinking. Our rule of thumb is half your body weight in ounces. However, if you live in a hot climate, spend a lot of time outside, or exercise regularly, you need to increase that amount. Stay ahead of your hydration, pay attention to the signs of dehydration, and you should be good to go.
KSPtabs and hydration…the perfect combination
Adding two to three KSPtabs to your daily hydration routine optimizes your water and provides your body with much-needed minerals, vitamins, and electrolytes.KSPtabs not only help to increase your water intake, but they also improve the health of your kidneys. KSPtabs taste great and make your water intake something you’ll crave even more throughout the day. If you want to change things up, head to our recipe blog for ways to make hydration fun and tasty.
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