Healthy Tip of the Week: How to Stay Hydrated

Each week, we’ll highlight some of our favorite healthy habits and the benefits behind them to help support your weight loss goals and inspire you throughout the day! 


 

Tips to stay hydrated + health benefits of drinking water

Curious about the health benefits of drinking water? We’ve got good news: There are plenty of them! If you’re wondering how to stay hydrated (trust us, it’s important for weight loss!) and how much water you need to stay hydrated, you’re in the right place. Let’s break it down.

3 important health benefits of drinking water

If you’re thirsty, it’s likely that you’re already slightly dehydrated, experts say.1 Not sure how to stay hydrated? A general rule of thumb is to drink at least eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day to avoid common symptoms of dehydration, including headaches, fatigue and dizziness. However, everyone’s water intake needs vary based on their lifestyle and other factors that are not limited to height, weight, activity level, and the climate. When in doubt, consult your physician to find out how much water you should be drinking every day.

 

Drinking plenty of water may also help to Support weight loss. Adults following reduced-calorie diets who drank water before meals lost more weight than those who focused on dieting alone.Drinking water before meals may help you feel more satisfied and less likely to over eat.

Boost metabolism. A small study found that drinking water helped to temporarily boost metabolism by 30%, and lasted for about an hour.
 In the study, participants drank 2L of water and experienced an increase in their metabolic rates.

Aid digestion. Water helps to break down food as it moves through the digestive system. Once food is broken down, its nutrients are absorbed by the body and are used for energy, growth and to repair cells