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Why is hydration so important?
Water is life. Your whole body is made from 70 to 75 % water. And it shows. Humans can go up to 21 days without food, but even in normal circumstances barely a week without water. In your body water is responsible for:
How to stay hydrated?
That is why a balanced water intake is extremely important for everything that is going on in your body and even mind. You already start to feel thirsty if you loose just 1 percent of your body’s water reservoir. At 2 % percent your body starts to seriously brake down. Strong fatigue, dizziness, impaired mental capacity and cardiovascular problems are the symptoms. But staying hydrated can be easy (if you’re not lost in the desert). Here are our tips to keep you hydrated:
Fighting the myth:
While caffeine has a slight diuretic effect, drinks that contain caffeine count towards your water intake just as well as water!
If you’re still not motivated enough to stay hydrated, here’s a little playlist with the coolest songs about water:
1. Mick Jenkins – Drink more water
While “water” is used as a metaphor for truth, the song just has such a calm and hypnotic vibe that you will be humming “drink more water” in no time.
2. Dead Prez – Be healthy
While the song is more of an ode to healthy living, a line that stuck with me for years is all about water: “and I drink water – 8 glasses a day, cos’ that’s what they say”.
3. Frank Sinatra – Drinking water
While the song is definitely not about hydration, the chorus is extremely catchy and you should listen to more great old music!
And of course, the two classics in the water-metaphor game that are just to good to not include:
4. Justin Timberlake – Cry me a river
5. TLC – Waterfalls