The Surprising Benefits of Hydration
It is commonly understood that water is vital to our survival. Most people can last a few hours before desiring something to quench their thirst – even less time if the temperature is warm or if they are in the midst of physical activity. But it is less commonly known that water has numerous “hidden” benefits, particularly when it is combined with electrolytes and vitamins. WOW HYDRATE’s products are specifically designed to hydrate at an even higher level than plain tap water. They allow you to efficiently harness the benefits of rapid hydration, such as…
1. Weight loss
When trying to lose weight, it is natural to wish that hunger pains are nonexistent. Staying hydrated allows your stomach to maintain a feeling of fullness for longer, which prevents overeating. As a natural appetite suppressant, water allows you to stay healthy while on your weight loss journey. Additionally, hydration allows the digestive system to work more efficiently, as you are essentially fuelling it. This can aid weight loss and fight bloating.
2. Stress reduction
Studies have indicated that dehydration causes an increase in the production of cortisol, the infamous stress hormone. Stress has its own unseen effects, such as premature ageing, headaches and muscle pain, digestive issues, exhaustion, and a higher risk of contracting various illnesses, including cancer. Hydration has been shown to reduce the levels of cortisol in your system, which would naturally alleviate the levels of stress that you are experiencing.
Fatigue itself can be symptomatic of depression or other underlying health issues. Dehydration can also lead to fatigue, which is a reduction of energy levels in the body. In the context of hydration, fatigue is caused when the body must work harder to push nutrients through due to low fluid levels causing a drop in overall blood volume. Not only are your muscles exhausted, but your mind experiences the effects of this fatigue. By the time you feel thirsty, you have already lost between 2 to 3 per cent of your body’s fluids. The lack of fluids can provoke feelings of sleepiness, sluggishness, and inattentiveness. Even going to bed dehydrated can affect your quality of sleep, as nocturnal dehydration potentially compromises your ability to rest and leads to a reduction in cognitive performance the following day.
All that said, hydration is critical for allowing us to perform to the best of our abilities. WOW HYDRATE can help you hydrate to a high degree of effectiveness, so contact us today to find out more.