A Blog About Exercise, Health and Wellness
The human body is made up of 60%+ water. Your body needs that water to perform many vital functions including joint lubrication, temperature regulation, flushing waste, organ function, and carrying oxygen and nutrients to cells. Without proper hydration, you run the risk of jeopardizing these functions, as well as exposing yourself to adverse effects on your brain.
Although coffee has been linked to several promising health benefits such as improved physical performance, lowered risk of type 2 diabetes, and even protection from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, caffeine has been linked to negative and potentially detrimental side effects.
When many of us think about hydration, we tend to think about water consumption. For most of our lives, we’ve been told about the importance of drinking enough water, especially in hot weather or during physically straining activities. But what exactly is hydration? What happens to the water we drink once it’s inside our body?
When you think about your body, you probably think of it as strictly biology, rather than an electrical system with positive and negative charges. As it turns out, our bodies run a lot more like an electrical machine than most people realize.
Sticking to a regular exercise routine is one of the healthiest things you can do for your body and your mind, but it can be easy to forget that what you do to recover can have just as big of an impact on your health. When you exercise you put your muscles under stress. During…
There is no doubt that summer is one of our favorite seasons, but the heat and sun can bring hazards for those who must work outdoors. The combination of physical labor with heat and humidity can be grueling and even dangerous without taking the right precautions. Working on a hot day can cause accidents or lead to illnesses like prickly heat and heat cramps. The most severe forms of heat-related illness are heat exhaustion and heat stroke and are primarily caused by dehydration.
Water is a vital part of most of your bodily functions. Depending on your age and gender, it makes up between 55-75% of your body’s composition. It helps regulate your body’s temperature, allows proper circulation, and carries oxygen and nutrients to your cells.
Hydration and dehydration are perplexing topics. Most people have learned through marketing sources about hydration, generally with either an overt or ulterior motive to promote a product or agenda.
Burrr it’s cold outside. Do you need hydration when it is cold outside? We sure think you do! Most of the time people think about hydration when it is hot outside.