Dehydration and Your Health

If you get thirsty, you’re already dehydrated." Dr. John Batson

 

Dehydration does more that just make you thirsty, it can effect your health in many negative ways.


From an article by the American Heart Association, "Staying Hydrated - Staying Healthy:"


"Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently.


“If you’re well hydrated, your heart doesn’t have to work as hard,” said John Batson, M.D, a sports medicine physician with Lowcountry Spine & Sport in Hilton Head Island, S.C., and an American Heart Association volunteer.


Dehydration can be a serious condition that can lead to problems ranging from swollen feet or a headache to life-threatening illnesses such as heat stroke."

 

That is why this SET is one of our foundational habits. For long-term health, drinking at least half your body weight in ounces is a simple, yet effective goal.


For more tips and information, check out this article:


www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/staying-hydrated-staying-healthy


Do you notice a difference in how your body feels when you are staying well hydrated? Share below!

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