It’s time to set your New Year resolutions. What goals do you hope to accomplish this year? Most of us set goals to lose weight, go vegan, exercise more frequently, earn a promotion, but what about drinking more water?
Did you know that 75 percent of Americans are dehydrated? Water is an essential component of any diet. It is known to boost skin health and beauty, maintain blood pressure, regulate body temperature and flushes body waste. The human body is three-quarters water. Without proper hydration, people are more prone to headaches, dizziness, fatigue, weakness in muscles and dry skin.
Here are a few reasons you need to hydrate more in 2020.
Promotes Cardiovascular Health
According to American Heart Association, water is critical for your heart health. It keeps the body hydrated and helps the heart easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. Essentially, if you’re hydrated, your heart doesn’t have to work as hard.
Dehydration can cause a higher heart rate, blood pressure, and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
Improves Skin Health
During the winter months, it’s very common for skin to get dry when the humidity level outside drops. According to Everyday Health, when the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly; this makes your skin feel dry and flakey. Staying hydrated can help your skin look and feel more healthy. Over time, drinking plenty of water can create fewer wrinkles, reduce puffiness, clear acne, reduce itchiness, and slow aging.
The Sleep Foundation reports that going to bed even slightly dehydrated, can disrupt sleep. Not drinking enough water can cause your mouth and nasal passages to become dry, making you more prone to snoring or a parched throat. Dehydration can also lead to the unwanted leg cramps that wake us up in the middle of the night.
Maximize Physical Performance
If you’re an athlete or just exercise frequently, it’s important to stay hydrated as water can impact physical performance. According to Healthline, dehydration can have a noticeable effect if you lose just 2 percent of your body’s water content. This can lead to altered body temperature, increased risk of injury, reduced motivation, fatigue, and it can make exercise feel more difficult.
Drinking more water is an easy task, so why are so many of us dehydrated? Sometimes we forget, we don’t have water on hand, or it’s not what we are craving. However, it’s so important to make sure you are drinking the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, which is equivalent to about half a gallon.
To ensure you’re meeting your hydrating goals this 2020, try writing down your goals, telling other people, keeping you Glasstic on hand, documenting how much water you are drinking each day, and writing down your progress and how you feel after hydrating. Share with us your progress in 2020 on social media @GlassticWaterBottle.