What This Does for Your Head AND Your Heart

What This Does for Your Head AND Your Heart

We drink it, we swim in it, the steam from it eases congestion and the conversion to ice reduces swelling. Water is all around us (and even in us). “Water makes up about 2/3 of who we are, and influences 100 percent of the processes in our body,” says CamelBak hydration expert Doug Casa, PhD. That probably explains why we feel better when we’re drinking enough of it. Here’s why you should go hydrate right now because of what it does for your head and your heart:
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How Much Water Should I Drink to Stay Hydrated?

How Much Water Should I Drink to Stay Hydrated?

water-shutterstock-12.3.13Water makes up about the difference between feeling drained and running like a well-oiled (read: hydrated) machine. Dehydration can set in, causing dry mouth, tiredness, and headaches (no wild partying required). Another reason to drink up: Getting the right amount fluids daily could be 60 percent of the human body.

It’s essential to replace the water our body is constantly losing by breathing, perspiring, and— ahem— using the bathroom. We use that H 2 the Izz-O to flush toxins, carry nutrients around the body, and protect sensitive tissue, like the nose and mouth. For adult males, that means about 3.7 liters of fluids per day (nearly 16 cups), while ladies need roughly 2.7 liters (or 11 cups) per day, studies show.

But not all fluids need to come from water or even liquids. Continue reading