Hydrate: How to Stay Hydrated
How to stay hydrated: Water is just the beginning
You probably know how important hydration is to your well-being. And it seems simple enough.
No prescription, no fancy equipment, just eight glasses of water each day to boost your health. Yet, somehow, many of us miss the mark.
TruLabs HYDRATE makes it easy to keep at peak hydration all day long. But if you need convincing, there are tons of mental and physical health benefits to making good hydration a daily practice.
Why water is critical to life
Our bodies depend on water. Your heart, skin, circulation, bones, tissues, and digestive system need water to function properly.
When you don’t get enough water, dehydration will concentrate your blood, which affects your electrolyte balance. This can lead to muscle weakness, fatigue, and confusion and lower your blood pressure. This is why you sometimes feel dizzy when you stand up.
On the other hand, staying hydrated keeps your body functioning like the well-lubricated machine it is. Full hydration enhances memory and concentration, improves physical performance, and even aids in weight loss. It can also protect your voice and vocal cords, which may be stressed these days by non-stop video calls.
When you take in enough liquid during the day you’ll experience:
- Higher energy levels
- Improved sleep quality
- More mobility in joints
- Positive mood
- Reduced risk of infection
- Regulated body temperature
- Increased nutrient supply to cells
- Better organ function
Once you get in the habit of drinking enough water every day, you'll notice a meaningful difference in the way you feel and perform.
To replenish nutrients, go beyond water
If you get a lot of exercise during the day, you’ll lose essential vitamins and minerals through perspiration. It’s important to replace these nutrients and give your body what it needs to power through your next workout session.
TruLabs HYDRATE was formulated for this exact purpose. HYDRATE is the first and only complete rehydration electrolyte drink mix that contains 503 electrolytes and 19 vitamins and minerals along with these immune boosting ingredients: vitamin C, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. With no sugar and only 5 calories, HYDRATE supports your endurance and recovery. It contains no artificial colors, flavors, or fillers, and is gluten free, vegan, and great tasting.
You can take this hydration supplement before, during, or after a workout for optimal results.
How much water do you need?
You can calculate the total amount of water you need to drink every day. Divide your weight in half and you get the number of ounces of water you should aim for each day. If you weigh 144, you need 72 ounces, or six 12-ounce glasses.
Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink. It’s best to drink liquids gradually throughout the day, so your body never runs low.
Variety keeps it interesting
If drinking water sounds boring, consider that coffee, tea, soups, fruits, and vegetables all contribute to hydration. Cantaloupe, strawberries, watermelon, lettuce, cabbage, celery, spinach, and cooked squash are almost 90 percent water. Milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese are also good sources of water.
You can also put a slice of lemon, orange, or other fruit in your water. But it might be easiest to enjoy the four different flavors of HYDRATE — lemon lime, perfect orange, glacier, and strawberry lemonade. TruLabs HYDRATE lets you look forward to a different taste with each drink.
Tips to stay hydrated
When you wake up in the morning, you are coming off eight hours without a drop of water. So start your day by drinking two full glasses. This will help set the tone for proper hydration throughout the rest of the day.
- Try using a timer, or download a hydration app, as a reminder to drink another glass.
- A water bottle can keep your drink cold and handy. Use the 28-ounce TruLabs Shaker Cup to mix your HYDRATE right in the cup for delicious hydration.
- Drinking one glass of water before meals may help you feel full, so you eat slower and eat less.
- Be sure to hydrate before bed. If you mix that last glass with TruLabs SLEEP, you’ll fall asleep quickly and sleep more soundly. When you sleep well, your body regulates your hydration levels more effectively, setting you up for a great morning.
So have a drink. Start enjoying all the benefits of proper hydration in your life and see how much better you feel. If you have any questions, TruLabs is here to help.