The Benefits of Hydration
How Much Water Should You Drink?
Particularly on a hot summer day, you may wonder about one simple health question: how many ounces of water should you drink a day? First of all, it’s important to recognize that while it’s important to be hydrated for cognitive function, metabolism, and immune function, there may not be an exact answer to this question for everyone.
Differences in each individual like weight, appetite, and exercise habits cause variations in the needed hydration, but it is generally recommended that one drink eight, 8-ounce cups of water every day (or a half gallon). This is sometimes referred to as the 8 x 8 rule. (1) However, is 64 ounces of water a day enough for everyone?
While the 8 x 8 rule is a good starting point, health professionals go deeper with what they recommend for adequate hydration: men should drink 13 cups of fluid a day, and women should drink 9, unless pregnant or nursing. Pregnant women should drink 10 cups of fluid a day and nursing women should have about 12 cups. Children and teenagers should drink 6 to 8 cups of fluid daily. (2)
Drinking enough water is an important part of a balanced diet. Being well hydrated allows for greater cardiovascular health, cools down the body, cleanses it from toxins, helps muscles and joints to function as they should, and helps the skin stay hydrated.
Being well hydrated is an important part of being healthy, and it prevents dehydration. Dehydration can mean a tremendous loss of energy, muscle cramps, blurred vision, dry skin, dizziness or light-headedness, confusion, and so on. (3)
Drinking hydrogen-infused water can enhance water’s benefits and improve overall health at any age.
How Hydrogen Water Enhances the Positive Effects of Drinking Water
It is important to be hydrated as part of a healthy life. Being well hydrated means better metabolism, improved cellular nutrition, toxin removal, and better joint strength. Drinking water with hydrogen infused provides these benefits and more.
Hydrogen-infused water, like that provided by Synergy Science water machine products, improves cognitive function, provides regenerative benefits, increases immune function, increases energy, and improves endurance.
Let’s break down each of these benefits one by one:
- Hydrogen water improves cognitive function by providing mental focus and clarity and helping prevent cognitive illness and reduce oxidative stress.
- Regenerative benefits are provided by hydrogen taking out hydroxyl radicals, thus helping prevent disease.
- Most of the immune system is in the gut, and hydrogen helps to maintain healthy levels of immune system bacteria.
- More energy is provided by hydrogen water, initiating more ATP, the body’s natural energy molecules.
- Hydrogen water can also improve endurance by regulating lactic acid, increasing metabolism, and supporting metabolic weight loss.
How to Drink More Water Every Day
Sometimes it can be challenging to remember to stay hydrated every day. Here are some suggestions for how to remember to get the recommended water intake: set phone reminders or have a friend help with reminders, and purchase a new water bottle, or start using one.
Phones have so many useful features to streamline tasks and make life easier. Why not take advantage of your phone and set daily reminders to get hydrated? This could take out the suspense of whether or not drinking enough water every day will be remembered. If you don’t use your phone for reminders, make a written reminder in a planner or calendar.
Setting goals with a friend who will hold you accountable could be a useful and effective way to remember to stay hydrated. Set the goal with a friend so that you can both remind each other to stay hydrated.
Using a water bottle is one of the most effective ways to stay hydrated because of the larger fluid container and its portability. Use a favorite water bottle or purchase a new one, and it’ll make it easier to stay hydrated every day.
It’s important to drink enough water every day. It is healthy for the joints and muscles, and for providing better metabolism, improved cellular nutrition, toxin removal, and preventing the negative effects of dehydration. Hydrogen water can amplify these effects by improving cognitive function, providing greater energy and endurance, strengthening the immune system, and more. Use our tips for staying hydrated and make sure to drink enough water every day.