I am always saying, “Drink your water!” It’s so important to a healthy lifestyle, especially when you’re sweaty sexy in class with me! You need to replenish all the fluids you lose, but water’s good for a lot of other things, too.
Drinking your water helps clear toxins from your body. It flushes them right out! And, while it’s getting toxins out, it’s carrying nutrients in! Water transports them where they need to in order for your body to function properly. Water also aids digestion. It helps break down our food so our bodies can absorb the nutrients!
Water also helps muscle function, which is exactly why I’m always telling y’all to drink your water at the end of every class! It helps with muscle soreness and protects against dehydration! It speeds up your recovery time, too… so you can get back at it without feeling exhausted and overly sore!
Water lubricates our joints, too. Cartilage is about 80 percent water, and it’s what helps our joints absorb shock as we exercise and move around. Without enough water, there’s a higher risk for joint injury and pain due to weaker cartilage. Water helps protect us from joint pain!
As a rule of thumb, try to drink half your body weight in ounces every day. For example, if someone weighs 160 pounds, they should drink 80 ounces of water a day. Doing this can actually increase your metabolism! It’s an easy way to get started drinking more water—setting a goal is always a good idea!
Just like water flushes toxins from inside our body, it’s also good at flushing toxins from our skin. We all want that radiant glow, and water is one of the main secrets! Water is essential to keeping moisture in the skin, and it’s also known to improve its elasticity. This helps reduce signs of aging, like wrinkles!
Water helps maintain our body temperature. While this may not seem important, it certainly is. Because water can absorb a lot of heat before its temperature rises, it acts as a buffer in our bodies. It protects our cells from sudden, drastic temperature changes. When we are in danger of overheating, the water in our blood moves the heat to our extremities. When we need to conserve body heat, it moves the heat inward toward our vital organs. Water helps keep us not only healthy, but alive! It’s at work in our bodies even when we don’t know it!
The next time you work out in class with me or through Lauren Fox on Demand, make sure you’ve got that bottle of water to replenish after sweating sexy! Take care of your body and it will take care of you. Remember to have water handy throughout the day. The sooner you make drinking your water into a habit the better off you’ll be in workouts and in every day life! So, like I always say… drink your water!!
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