You’re probably used to hearing that water is important for your body and that you should make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of H2O per day. But do you know the reasons behind the advice? Read on to find out.
Every Cell in Your Body Needs Water
The heading says it all. Every cell in your body needs water to do its job. That means every organ, every inch of skin, every brain cell — they all need water to function properly. Your body uses water to remove waste, regulate temperature, carry nutrients to cells, digest food and lubricate joints, to name just a few functions. And it’s up to us to replace the water we lose by consuming it.
Your Body Loses Water Naturally
A normally functioning body loses water through processes like breathing, digestion, exertion and excretion — all the ones we carry out every day basically. Exercising increases the amount of water you lose, and it’s even more important to replace the extra water lost during a workout. You also might need more water than normal if you are sick, have certain medical conditions like kidney stones or a bladder infection, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Water is Best, But Other Drinks Count, Too
While water is the best option to stay optimally hydrated, other beverages and even water from fruits and vegetables count toward keeping hydrated as well. Fruit and vegetable juices, milk, herbal teas, and even caffeinated tea, coffee and soda do help you stay hydrated — just not as well as water. Save other beverages for a treat and stick to water most of the time.
Hydration Therapy at Infusion Express
In the summer months, it’s easier to get dehydrated due to the combination of heat and being outside and more active more often. But hydration therapy at Infusion Express can help you feel your best. Whether you’re preparing for or recovering from a race or sporting event or just need to get your mind and body back into shape, hydration therapy get your body the water it needs to be at its best. With appointments during the day, evening and on weekends, there’s time in even the busiest schedule to feel better at Infusion Express.
If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at either one of our two convenient locations in Lee’s Summit or Overland Park.