Everyone knows and understands the importance of hydration for your entire body, but did you know that staying hydrated helps with your flexibility? Yeah, drinking water can make that stretch or yoga pose a little easier. Here are three reasons hydration is important for your flexibility.
70% of muscles are water. So it's only natural that the more hydrated you are, the better your muscles will perform. When your muscles are thirsty, they can’t extend and contract as well as they do when they're adequately hydrated.
When you're properly hydrated, you might notice that your joints feel better, and you can move a bit easier than when you're dehydrated. That's because your joints are made of synovial fluid, which is made up of water. Less water in your body means there's less fluid in your joints, and that's when you feel stiffness.
Have you ever experienced a muscle cramp or felt weakness in your muscles? This happens when your muscles are dehydrated. Your muscles crave electrolytes and nutrients you get from being properly hydrated. So drink more, and you'll have stronger muscles.If you're looking for more flexibility and strength, stay hydrated. Remember to drink water at every meal and take a sip after a trip to the bathroom. You can also set a reminder on your phone. If you want more flavor in your water, try a sugar-free sports drink or add an electrolyte supplement drink mix to your water. Adding plenty of water-enriched fruits and vegetables to your diet will also help keep you hydrated and improve your flexibility.
Try using a HidrateSpark smart water bottle and the HidrateSpark App to track your hydration. The LED smart sensor “puck” glows to remind you when it’s time to drink and tracks your water intake by syncing via bluetooth to the App. Check out the full line-up of HidrateSpark smart water bottles.