NERD ALERT: The Importance of Hydration
We all want to look and feel our best. Would you believe one of the most important keys to this universal goal is also one of the simplest? What is this oh-so-important key to the Fountain of Youth, you ask? HYDRATION.
Almost every chemical reaction in your body—everything your body needs to do to take care of business—requires water. It’s our most important nutrient. Staying hydrated helps your heart, gut, kidneys, lungs, nervous system, joints, muscles, and (of course) skin. So hydrating is a no brainer, right? Unfortunately the vast majority of the people you see walkin’ around in the world are dehydrated. Don’t be one of those people.
The good news is boring water doesn’t always have to be the answer.
Let me explain.
Recent studies have shown that consuming beverages containing water along with proteins and electrolytes will keep you even more hydrated than plain water—and for longer, too. This is because they help “slow the emptying of fluid from the stomach and keep hydration happening over a longer period of time.” Plus, newer studies have indicated that drinking tea can be just as hydrating as drinking plain water. Cheers to that! With our SkinTē formulas brimming with essential vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and collagen protein, you can sip confidently knowing you’re hydrating your body in more ways than one. And, while I don’t advise you skip water altogether, I do encourage you to fill up on fluids with an assortment of benefits so you can get the most out of each drop.
How much to drink?
Ideally, you should aim to drink half your body weight in ounces daily. So, for example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink about 75 ounces a day. If you have not been drinking as much as you should, set a goal to increase the amount you drink a little bit each day. If you are not a “thirsty person”, you may need to create a system to remind yourself at first. But, once your body is properly hydrated for a while, your thirst reflex may become more sensitive to ensure you stay that way.
As always, if you have questions, ideas, or comments don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love your feedback and am here for you.