Why staying hydrated is essential
Chances are you’re dehydrated right now.
Our bodies are comprised of anywhere from 60 to 80 percent water, and our muscles alone are 75 percent water, so proper hydration is absolutely essential to our body’s daily functions. Pliability simply cannot exist without it.
“Hydration and pliability are interdependent. How fast or slowly you develop pliable muscles depends to a large extent on how well hydrated you are,” Tom explains.
Think about the difference between a fresh piece of tenderloin and a dried piece of beef jerky. The tenderloin is healthy and supple, whereas the beef jerky is shriveled and dried out. That beef jerky is what dehydrated muscles look like. You want your muscles to resemble the thick tenderloin.
Nothing is as hydrating as water, but water alone isn’t always enough. We lose many of our body’s natural minerals throughout the day, so it’s essential to replenish them. Electrolytes amplify hydration by helping you fully absorb the water you drink while replenishing the minerals your body needs, especially when you’re frequently working out.
Most of us are familiar with electrolyte-infused sports drinks, but those include excess sugar and flavoring making them counterproductive. TB12™ Electrolytes are free of those unhealthy additives like flavoring and sugar, making hydration easier than ever — just one squeeze in your water and you’re ready to go.
HYDRATE THE RIGHT WAY:
- An easy way to increase your daily water intake is to add it to your morning routine. Starting your day off with a glass of water is a great way to kick-start your day and help keep your hydration in check.
- To keep a steady level of hydration throughout the day, try to spread out your drinking evenly. It depends on your body weight, but one glass of water every hour or two is generally a good course of action.
- Investing in a reusable water bottle is a great way to own your hydration routine. Not to mention, you’ll benefit both the environment and your wallet by skipping out on buying disposable bottles of water every day.
Remember, proper hydration is not just the foundation for pliability — it’s the foundation for our overall health.