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Daily Water Intake for Proper Hydration and Wellness

Whether you’re looking to start a new health routine or simply jumpstart your existing one, there is one universal element that’s key to optimal wellness for men and women of every age – water.

Water is one of the most important steps to good health, physical performance, mental clarity and mood. Water is essential for total wellness, delivering a myriad of health benefits designed to help keep our bodies fueled and running at peak performance at every stage of life.

3 Benefits of Proper Hydration for Health and Wellness

Hydration is vital to everything you do, whether you’re on a Zoom call chasing the kids around, practicing yoga or hiking the great outdoors. Learn more about the benefits of drinking water, plus tips on how to make daily hydration easier for you.

Improves Physical Performance

Every cell, tissue and organ in your body requires water in order to work properly. It helps maintain regular bowels and prevents unwanted backaches and conditions including heart burn, migraines, ulcers and kidney stones.

Water not only helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke but also aids in lowering cholesterol levels. The more water you consume each day, the more fluid leaves your blood vessels and when blood vessels are able to relax, a decrease in blood pressure occurs.

Promotes Healthy-Looking Skin

We all want to look our best, and water is essential to keeping the skin hydrated and looking great. What’s missing in our diet and hydration will reflect in our outside appearance, i.e., skin.

Drinking water is a cost-effective way to treat, cure or prevent dry skin. Dehydration can make your skin look drier and more wrinkled, but you can reverse the California Raisin look simply by increasing your daily water intake.

Boosts Mood and Mental Clarity

There’s no question staying hydrated helps keep your energy up and regulates your mood. Oftentimes, we think we’re hangry when in actuality, we’re just thirsty and dehydrated. Drinking water throughout the day helps keep your mind clear. Even mild dehydration has been shown to impair mood, memory and mental performance.

Carrying a water bottle with you is ideal when you are trying to stay hydrated throughout the day. And a reusable water bottle like CamelBak’s eddy+ is friendly to the environment, too.

The Signs You Need Water

Hydration and wellness truly go hand in hand. But how do you know if you are getting dehydrated? You may have heard, by the time you are thirsty you are actually mildly dehydrated.

Common signs you may not be getting enough water include:

  • Dry mouth, eyes, and skin
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Cravings for salty food
  • Feeling a little disoriented

If you experience any of these, you could be mildly dehydrated. Try drinking a few glasses of water and then see how you feel.

How Much I Water Should I Drink?

How much water should you be drinking? Your ideal hydration level depends on many different factors including your size, body weight, health condition, activity level and even the weather. Our CamelBak hydration calculator makes it easy to assess the amount of water that’s right for you.

How to Fight Dehydration

Getting enough water to stay hydrated is about getting educated, getting prepared, and making it a habit. These tips can help make it easier to get the water you need:

  • Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink
  • Drink water before, during, and after your workout
  • Give your water a flavor boost by adding sliced fruits and vegetables or electrolyte powder
  • Eat water-rich foods
  • Carry your water with you

We make it easy to stay hydrated by making sure your water goes where you go. From hiking and biking, to all your daily adventures at home or work, CamelBak offers essential hydration gear designed for every adventure. Browse hydration backpacksreusable water bottles and drinkware.