Here are a few things you should know about staying Hydrated. If you work-out, it's not just a good idea. It really is a MUST.
Does it Hurt? Thirst pains are real. Chronic joint pain, headaches, and gastric ulcers can often be signs of dehydration.
Feeling Sluggish? A study conducted by Loughborough University found that a mere 5% drop in water levels in the body could cause a 25-30% loss in energy.
Allergies & Asthma. Chronic dehydration triggers a histamine release in asthma sufferers that leads to inflammation and bronchial constriction.
How much is enough? Depends on your eating and lifestyle habits. But a good rule of thumb is to take your body weight in pounds and divide by 2. Drink this number in ounces of water each day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you need at least 75 ounces of water per day.