Proper Hydration is Key
Sure, we drink water every day. We’re told to drink 8 glasses of water a day. We instinctively reach for a nice, cool glass of water after a hot day in the sun. Water is just about everywhere.
Is proper hydration top of mind?
But do you ever think about how it plays into your health and well-being? Are you really drinking enough? How much even is enough?
Get ready to dive into some refreshing facts about water, hydration, and how they affect your health.
How Does Proper Hydration Help My Health?
Anyone who has gone more than a few hours without drinking a much-needed glass of water knows just how vital water is to their health. But what exactly does water do in our bodies?
Water helps us keep a normal internal temperature so that we don’t freeze in 20-degree weather and fry when it’s 100 degrees out. It also cushions our joints and helps keep them moving. Synovial fluid and cartilage require water to maintain the proper density and integrity.
Without enough water, each step and slight movement would cause intense pain. Water even protects sensitive tissues like your spinal cord and other nerves.
Don’t forget digestion: water gets rid of waste your body doesn’t need through perspiration and helps break down foods in your gut. Water is a key component of maintaining safe blood pressure, as it is an essential part of blood.
As the kidneys filter your blood, an adequate amount of fluid must be present for safe and efficient filtration. Looking to lose weight? Don’t reach for diet pills, reach for water. Water has been shown to help with weight loss and calorie control.
Skin is an organ, and like all the other organs it needs water to function. Organs, like all other parts of living things, are made of cells.
And all cells contain water. Skin needs water to function correctly just like kidneys or the spinal cord do. If your skin is thirsty, it will alert you by becoming dry, flaky, and tight
How Much Should I Drink?
People have different opinions on how much water to drink. Some say that you have to drink your body weight in ounces every day.
For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, they say to drink 120 ounces of water per day. Others say to drink 8 glasses with 8 ounces of water per day.
There are other opinions, too. So with all these clashing ideas, how are you supposed to find the right one? Your water intake needs are specific to you. If you are sweating heavily or working out, drink lots of water. If you feel like you’re drinking too much, you may want to cut back a bit and drink less.
It is possible to drink too much if you have a disease or are taking certain medicines that make you retain water. Talk to your doctor to see what’s best for your health based on diseases or medications that may affect your normal water intake levels.
Why a Reusable Aluminum Bottle?
Reusable bottles help keep plastic out of the oceans. Over 8 million tons of plastics end up in our oceans every year. Some of those are microplastics, which are practically microscopic pieces of plastic just floating around in the ocean. Turtles, birds, and other sea creatures can swallow plastics or get trapped in them.
This can make them sick or even drown them. In fact, there is a giant island as big as Texas floating out in the ocean between Hawaii and California that is made entirely of trash. It contains 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, and weighs more than 80,000 metric tons! So why choose a reusable aluminum bottle?
What do they have to do with the plastic in the ocean? Reusable bottles can cut down on plastic production, thus lowering the amount of plastic dumped into our beautiful seas.
Even if you have to get rid of it, aluminum is easily recyclable and environmentally friendly. Buy an aluminum bottle and you just might save a life.
Clearly, water is more essential than we may have ever thought in the past. An honest evaluation probably reveals that we need to be drinking more than we are. Plastic water bottles are convenient and easy, but at what environmental cost?
Overall, reusable aluminum bottles are always a better idea than plastic, especially for the aforementioned reasons. Using aluminum bottles would require you to have a water filter setup at home, especially if the bottles don’t have water filtration.
Depending on the type, water filters are affordable and you can get a good filter for less than $100. Whole-house filters are more expensive and can cost upwards of $1,000.
Based on that, a reusable aluminum water bottle is an excellent idea. PathWater combines the simplicity and ease of access to a traditional plastic water bottle while being five times easier to recycle.
PathWater isn’t just a bottle, it’s a badge of honor. It tells people that you want a healthier life now and a better future for generations to come. It says that you think about how your choices affect others and dictate who you are.
Because picking a water bottle isn’t just a choice, it’s a path.
Want more? Read about the health benefits of water by Paleo Physicality.
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