One of the phrases we hear most when the heat comes is that you have to drink a lot of water in summer. But why is this? Today we tell you about it in the blog of Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona.
Reasons to drink a lot of water in summer
Avoiding dehydration is the main reason why you should drink plenty of water in summer, as, the state of dehydration can cause the following symptoms:
Let’s keep moving, why do we get dehydrated in the summer?
The human body is made up of 60% water. What happens in summer is that, due to the high temperatures, we sweat more and lose more liquids than at other times.
The Water and Health Research Institute (IIAS) recommends drinking two and a half liters of water daily, to keep the body hydrated and functioning properly.
Benefits of drinking a lot of water in summer
Your skin will be healthier, cleaner, and you will not get so many wrinkles, as drinking water strengthens the skin cells, helping their hydration, elasticity and cleanliness.
Another great way to take care of the skin and recover its youthful state is thanks to the oxygen therapy therapies of Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona.
Helps regulate body temperature
If we are hot there is nothing better than drinking a good glass of water to lower the thermal sensation of our body. Thanks to good hydration, the body will be able to better regulate the temperature through sweating. However, it is important to drink water and avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar, such as soft drinks.
Avoid fluid retention
A myth that is totally false is that drinking water retains liquids. Surprising as it may seem, the opposite happens, because when our organism detects that there is a lack of hydration, what we do is retain liquids to prevent them from being lost more. Drinking water helps to avoid retentions because it acts as a natural diuretic.
So you know, don’t forget to drink plenty of water this summer to make the most of your holidays.
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