Three out of four people are chronically dehydrated – 75%! Odds are that unless you are thinking about your water consumption a lot, you are one of them.
To most people, dehydration does not seem like a big deal. Being a little thirsty is normal, symptoms go unnoticed. However, this also means that a dehydrated leader might not realize that their brain is not operating at optimal performance.
When the brain is dehydrated, it slows down. Thinking gets harder, words can be harder to find, and memory suffers. Sometimes it can even cause non-problematic health issues, to become problematic.
Our bodies are 75% water. This means that your brain needs water to continue to function properly. Water is what flushes toxins out of your body and transports the nutrients where they need to go. You must keep things in balance so your brain can do what it is designed to do. In other words, keep drinking!
There are two schools of thought on this. The first is highly technical. Check the color of your urine when you use the bathroom. The darker the color, the more water you need in your system. The specific amount you need involves a lot of factors: age, birth gender, levels of movement, and quality of diet.
Start with your weight. Divide that by two. Take that number and drunk that many ounces of water every day. For example, if you weigh 140 LBS, you need to drink 70 ounces of water per day.
Being well hydrated is not only the smart thing to do, but it makes you smarter, and a better leader in the long run! Isn’t it time you grabbed a glass of water?
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