Stay Thirsty My Friends: The Importance of Keeping Hydrated
Most people know that our bodies are made of water, but did you know that water is about 85% of our total mass? Of that total 85%, muscles are about 80% water and the brain about 75% water.
Needless to say, hydration is vitally important to the basic functions of life and imperative for optimal performance. Most sources recommend drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water (ie 75 ounces/day for someone who weighs 150 pounds) daily. During summer months and in regions of hot and humid climate maintaining proper levels of hydration is critical and may call for drinking even more.
The skin like any other organ is made up of cells that are primarily water-based. Drinking enough water throughout the day ensures that these cells in the skin are adequately hydrated. In turn, these hydrated skin cells reduce dry, flaky and tight skin while increasing natural glow and clarity.
While not an organ, each strand of hair is approximately 25% water which means hydration has a direct correlation to hair health. In addition, having enough water helps with vitamin and mineral absorption which is another key ingredient to making every day a good hair day.
Maintaining optimal hydration levels also improves