WATER IS LIFE
Because we can't replenish it when we sleep, it's important to rehydrate as soon as we wake.
I know that as soon as I drink my first sip in the morning I go from a wilted plant to one that has just been rejuvenated by the rain. And as I continue my intake throughout the day it helps me to keep my mind clear and my body in motion.
ITS ROLE IN THE BODY
-transportation of nutrients
-clearing of cell waste
Because water is life. Your life. My life. All of life on this planet - 50-70% of you, more than half, is water.
The major organ systems and structures of the body are largely water and rely on adequate hydration for full function.
The top 3 survival needs for humans are food, shelter, and water. Humans can last up to 3-4 weeks without food, but only approximately 3-4 days without water.
HOW TO MONITOR YOUR HYDRATION
Check your thirst - feeling thirsty doesn't just mean you need water. It means you've needed it for a while. Thirst is your body's way of saying that it's been toooo long!
Check your pee - what color is your pee when you wake up and then throughout the day? Generally speaking, a pale yellow means you are well-hydrated; dark yellow + going infrequently suggests dehydration.
YOUR KEY TAKEAWAY
Your best source of water, is water.