Hydration & Heart Health

Hydration & Heart Health

Did you know that water makes up the largest part of your body and is necessary for practically everything that keeps your body functioning- including your heart.  

Your heart continuously circulates blood throughout your body. It beats an average of 72 times per minute and pumps about 7,600 gallons per day. When you are properly hydrated, your heart works harder and can pump blood to your muscles more easily. As a result, your muscles can work more efficiently. 

When you are dehydrated, your body's blood flow decreases. As your heart tries to make up for this by pounding more quickly, your heart rate will increase. This puts strain on your heart because it has to work harder than usual. 

How much water should you drink each day to support my heart? 

Despite the fact that it may seem like a basic question, it isn’t. 

Hydration requirements are as unique to each individual person as each heartbeats are.  

This is affected by your body's makeup, metabolism, food, the climate where you live and work, and even the clothes you wear. We cannot go for long periods of time without water, and even mild dehydration can result in moodiness, headaches, and lethargy. 

Although all fluids, including those from food, tea, and coffee, contribute toward your daily limit, experts advise drinking a lot of water and staying away from alcoholic and sugary drinks. 

Some recommendations state that children should drink between 1 and 1.6 liters of fluid per day, while adults should drink between 2.1 and 2.6 liters. 


Should you consume more water when you're more active or exercising? 

We believe it’s always a good idea to listen to your own thirst. Continued exercise and exposure to the heat may cause you to need more fluids or water. How your body determines how much water it needs is dependent upon many things, but, theoretically, you should replace more water than you use or lose in order to keep the balance of hydration in your body. When you are exercising and sweating you are losing more water therefore you simply need to replenish it.

Do Sports Drinks Help? 

There is little evidence available to think that we "need" anything in sports drinks if we maintain a healthy diet. Despite some data to the contrary, which suggests that sports drinks can improve performance and speed the healing process after workouts, most people do not need them in their daily lives. 

How to Increase Hydration to Support your Heart

All HidrateSpark water bottles and tumblers come with “Smart” technology that tracks your fluid intake sip by sip, glows to remind you when it’s time to drink, and connects to an app which connects to the bottle via Bluetooth for easy monitoring and tracking.

Happy hydrating!

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