Designer bottles are everywhere. They have catchy sayings, are eco-friendly and have cool features to keep your water cold for longer. But are you drinking enough? Everyone has heard the ‘8 glasses a day’ rule. There is more to it than just the number of glasses you drink because mom says so.

Water is vital for balancing your body fluids and makes up 60% of your body composition. These bodily fluids aid in digestion, absorption, circulation, the creation of saliva, absorbing nutrients and maintenance of body temperature. Fluid loss is continuous throughout the day from activities such as breathing, urine, stool, strenuous exercise and must be replaced to keep your body balanced.

Staying hydrated helps to energize you and can help relieve fatigue. More water in your body also helps to keep your skin complexion clear and helps your body to flush out toxins and helps to reduce the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s. Did you know that drinking water regularly aids your immune system to fight against flu and other ailments? Take a sip. This same resource aids in digestion and prevents constipation. Headaches can sometimes be caused by dehydration. Drink water regularly to avoid the pain of headaches, migraines, and even muscle cramps.

More so, warmer climates increase fluid loss – so as residents of this beautiful tropical climate we should be drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. Grab a bottle or glass and take a sip.