If the benefits of proper hydration don’t entice you, perhaps the downsides of skimping on water will have you running to the water cooler.
Water takes up somewhere between 50% and 60% of your total body mass at any given time, and a 4% reduction in body water is considered dehydration. What’s scarier, if you are consistently at a smaller loss of just 1% to 3% of your total body water, you risk negative effects on your mood, cognition, metabolism, and kidney and cardiac health.
So how can you be sure you’re hydrated? The National Academy of Medicine recommends that men get 3.7 liters (125.1 oz.) of water per day and women get 2.7 liters (91.3 oz.), with a portion of that coming from food. Equally important are electrolytes; sodium and potassium are the most commonly imbalanced electrolytes in most populations. That’s where a comprehensive hydration solution comes into play!