Keeping Hydrated

Literally, the word “Hydration” refers to the process of making something to absorb water. Every cell, tissue and organ in our body requires on water. Our human body is structured in such a way that it requires adequate amount of hydration to function legitimately. Drinking liquids in right proportions is an indispensable factor to have  sound health and keep up the function of each and every framework in your body – including the heart, mind and muscles.

There are many benefits that can be listed by consuming appropriate quantities of water. The foremost benefit is they carry necessary nutrients to your cells and flushing the bacteria.

The next benefit is that it directs our body temperature and lubricates up our joints. It helps transport nutrients to give us vitality and keep us healthy. Besides all, it helps in weight loss suppressing appetite naturally and increases the body’s ability to metabolize stored fat.

Usually, the water we lose every day from our body (sweating, breathing, tears, saliva etc.) will be replaced by the liquids and eating of foods that contain water. When our body does not have the required quantity of water it needs, dehydration occurs. Our body cannot function properly without enough water. It cannot perform its daily functions at its highest level. The following are the causes of dehydration:

  • Feeling tired
  • Muscle cramps
  • Extreme thirst
  • Dizziness or other serious symptoms

To avoid these health symptoms, it is essential for us to stay hydrated always. This hydration can be maintained in a few different ways. The simple way is to drink lots and lots of water. Even the consumption of liquids like fresh juices, coffee, tea, lemonade, soda etc. can help our body stay hydrated.

Now that we have known the importance of hydration, let us discuss about the how much liquid/water one must be drinking. The amount it would take to hydrate one person differs from that required to hydrate another person. The factors include the body composition, activity level, and the amount of water lost. The results of researches have recommended an intake of 2.5 liters of water for men and 2.0 liters of water for women per day as a baseline.

It is proposed that a normal individual, who is genuinely active, requires at least 8 to 12 glasses of water every day. Dynamic individuals require considerably more water to replace the liquid lost amid their exercises.

With the absence or inadequate amount of water, even a small piece of land becomes a barren one. Just think of the consequences it will have on our human body!! Drink plenty of water and stay healthy..

Our Ezfit personal trainers, based on your activity level will guide each and every active individual towards the right consumption of water, to stay hydrated always and to move better!


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.

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