Why is it important to stay hydrated?
Benefits of drinking water
Our quest to understand hydration took us on a virtual research journey through the halls of Harvard Medical School to world-renown medical centers like the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic. Seeking cold-hard-hydration-facts, we came to a simple conclusion.
Getting enough water throughout the day is important for everything in your body to function
From heart to brain, digestion, muscles, skin, and bones... it all starts with being adequately hydrated.
To break it down, some of the more obvious benefits of staying hydrated include:
- quenching thirst
- flush waste
- help digestion
- regulate body temperature
- moisturize skin
Our bodies also need water to:
- deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells
- maintain blood pressure
- protect joints, organs, and tissues, and
- balances essential minerals like sodium, calcium, and potassium
If you want to live your best life, hydration is key. And that starts with drinking the right amount of water each day.
If you’re thirsty - you’re already dehydrated
I lived on the brink of dehydration for years and never knew it. I suffered body aches and struggled to concentrate in meetings. When I discovered that I simply wasn’t drinking enough water- it was
a game-changer! Once I started drinking the right amount of water, I felt like a new
person. I felt healthy and had energy to spare.
Pier, REBO Founder
How do you know if you’re dehydrated?
Signs of Dehydration
Our bodies have a way of telling us when something is wrong, out of whack. Physical symptoms include:
- infrequent, dark urination
- dry mouth
- frequent sickness
- dull, dry skin
Thirst is a sure sign that you’re dehydrated but it’s NOT the best hydration indicator because if you’re thirsty- you’re already dehydrated. Thirst is your body’s way of telling you to drink up!
Dehydration can also rear its ugly head in mental and emotional ways. If you’re dehydrated you may also be experiencing:
Increased fatigue, irritability, and overall low energy levels, memory loss and difficulty concentrating, poor performance.
Dehydration for prolonged periods of time can contribute to countless health issues. Painful urinary tract infections, kidney stones, high blood pressure, fatal heart disease, and strokes to name a few.
A daily hydration tracker will ensure you’re staying hydrated
So, that brings us to the very important question of just how much water should we be drinking? How much water is enough? Or too much?
Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer. Everyone is different. And that is why it’s extremely important to use a daily hydration tracker, especially if you’re not sure how much water your body needs- and if you’re experiencing any signs of dehydration.
That’s why we designed the REBO hydration tracker. Our science-based hydration algorithm ensures that you get the right amount of water, for YOU.
How much water should I drink?Hydration Algorithm