It’s a new year and a clean slate full of endless possibilities. 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 - from growing toddlers to seniors.
Whether you’re on Zoom call for work, raising children, practicing yoga or hiking the great outdoors, hydration is vital to everything you do. Kick off the new year and learn more with our 8 helpful points about the benefits of drinking water and how to make daily hydration easier for you.
Hydration & Physical Performance
Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs to work properly. It helps maintain regularity with bowels and prevents unwanted backaches and conditions including heart burn, migraines, ulcers and kidney stones. Water not only can help to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke but also aid in lowering cholesterol levels. Your water consumption can fluctuate. 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.
Hydration & Skin Care
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest? Ok, you know where we’re going with this. We all want to look the best we can, and water is an essential key to keeping the skin hydrated. What is missing in our diet and hydration will reflect in our outside appearance, i.e., skin. Dehydration can make your skin look drier and more wrinkled which can be improved by increasing your daily water intake. Drinking water is a cost-effective way to treat, cure or prevent dry skin. CamelBak's eddy+ water bottle, provides 25% more flow per sip, anew, stylish black cap and improved two-finger carry loop, to help you get enough water throughout the day!
Hydration & Weight Management
Drinking water helps tremendously with weight management, while also aiding in the weight loss process if you are looking to shed a few pounds. It is essential for the kidneys and other bodily functions to work at their full capacity. Studies show, the more water you drink, the fewer calories you consume. In addition, drinking water has been shown to boost your metabolism.
Carrying a water bottle with you is ideal when you are trying to stay hydrated throughout the day.
Mental Clarity & Hydration
There is no question that staying hydrated helps to keep your energy up and regulate your mood. Often times, we think we are hungry but 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 brain performance. An everyday, everywhere water bottle. CamelBak's Carry Cap keeps drinks cold for hours with double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel. The grab-and-go Carry Cap twists to open and is leak-proof when closed. Compatible with Eddy® +, Chute®Mag, and Hot Cap vessels. Easy to clean and BPA, BPS, and BPF free.
The Signs You Need Water
How do you know if you are dehydrated or feeling thirsty? Hydration and wellness truly go hand in hand. By the time you are thirsty you are actually mildly dehydrated. The color of your urine is a simple way to determine your level of hydration. The darker the urine, typically the more dehydrated you are. Try to drink 2.7 liters of water each day. Keep in mind, the number of cups of water you will need will depend on your body weight and or your health condition. Please seek medical advice from your health care provider for more information.
How Much I Water Should I Drink?
How much water should you be drinking? It depends on many different factors including your size, activity level and the weather. Our CamelBak hydration calculator makes it easy to assess the amount of water that’s right for you.
Looking to increase your daily water intake but straight water doesn’t sound appealing to you? Give your water a boost by adding sliced fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers, strawberries and oranges or enjoy the taste of classic lemon water. These simple additions can give your water a whole new world of flavor. Think of it as creating your own spa-like experience right at home, during the school run, workday or while working out.
Next Steps to Combat Dehydration
With hydration, preparation is key. Let’s get started and get ahead of the game with everything you need to make your access to water quick and easy - instead of an afterthought or something you have to remind yourself to do.
From hiking and biking, to all of your daily adventures at home or at work, CamelBak offers essential hydration gear designed around wherever the day takes you.
Make your health and wellness journey an enjoyable one with our lifestyle-friendly hydration gear including water bottles and hydration packs for your busy life, indoors and out. We’ve even got styles tailored to your little ones too. Discover all the hydration possibilities and more at CamelBak and let’s get started together!