Maintaining Hydration - As Important as Maintaining Your Vehicle
If you own a vehicle, proper maintenance such as regular oil changes, rotating tires, and scheduled tune ups can help keep your car in shape and running at peak performance. A full oil reservoir in your vehicle keeps your engine lubricated and running smoothly and changing it regularly keeps it fresh, preventing it from getting dirty and turning to sludge. That sludge can clog up your vehicle and keep it from running well or, in some cases, at all. Checking the level of your oil and using the proper grade is also key. If there’s not enough oil or you are using the wrong kind, your engine isn’t going to be lubricated properly. Lack of oil can create friction and heat, causing your engine to fail, resulting in costly repairs.
Just as you need to keep your vehicle running in peak form, it is important to keep your body running in peak form. Our joints, organs, and cells need hydration to keep running smoothly and efficiently.
Benefits of Being Hydrated
There are many benefits to being properly hydrated:
- Regulates body temperature
- Keeps joints lubricated
- Delivers nutrients to cells
- Helps you sleep better
- Improves mood
- Fights infections
- Improves cognitive ability
There are many ways to keep yourself hydrated, though drinking plenty of clean water is the main way. Eating a healthy diet that has plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables is another way to help stay hydrated.
Signs of Dehydration
Signs and symptoms of dehydration can be noticeable with mild dehydration. Mild dehydration can set in with only 1-3% water loss from your body. Signs include:
- Dry mouth
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle cramps
- Organs, cells, and tissue functions begin to fail as dehydration worsens
- In severe cases of dehydration, shock can set in
When severe dehydration happens, it is important to seek medical help.
To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of quality, clean water. Water with contaminants that affect the taste will make you want to drink less water. Plus, just like using the wrong kind of oil in your vehicle can cause your car to be sluggish and not “healthy,” drinking water that isn’t clean means that your body may start getting sluggish and not feel well also.
We carry a variety of drinking water filters that can get you the best quality water available inside your home. Whether its just at your kitchen sink or throughout your entire home, our reverse osmosis filtration systems or specialty cartridges can make sure you are staying hydrated with water you will love to drink.
If you are concerned about the quality of your drinking water, give us a call! Our trained technicians can test your water to find out exactly what is in it. With our full line of WaterCare water treatment systems, we have the perfect solution for all your water needs. Give us a call and discover how great quality water can help you stay hydrated!