Did you drink your water today? I know we all drink water on a daily basis, but did you get a sufficient amount? Do you want to be smarter? Do you want to improve your mood? Do you want your fingernails to grow stronger? Then you need to drink the proper amount of water daily, which is calculated individually according to your height, weight, and sex. The Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 Smart Water Bottle helps to remind you to drink the proper amount of water each day.
Be your Healthiest with the Help of the Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 Smart Water Bottle
To be truthful, I never really was a big fan of water, although I knew that my body needed it. About this time last year, I began a diet and found before the diet, I rarely drank water unless it contained ice cubes. I know it is important to keep hydrated, especially since it helps my body detoxify from sugar faster. Drinking an adequate amount of water daily is important for overall good health because water aids in digestion, circulation, absorption and even excretion. But, how does water affect your skin?
The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body. Your skin is made up of cells. In addition, skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly, or at their best. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. As water is lost in large quantities every day, you need to replace it somehow. The unfortunate truth about drinking water and skin is that water will reach all the other organs before it reaches the skin. Therefore, it is important to apply water to our skin and keep it there – this will not only show a visible difference in hydration, but it can prevent wrinkles, as well.
According to the article How Much Water Does the Human Body Need Daily? by Alyssa Clement on the LivingStrong.com website:
“Water is essential for human survival. An adult body is made up of about 60 percent water… Water removes waste from cells, brings nutrients to cells, regulates body temperature and helps you digest food. When you do not consume enough water, serious complications can arise. Your hydration needs depend on exercise, diet, age, body fat, altitude, pregnancy, medications and the weather.
The average amount of water consumed for males and females is based on caloric intake. In general, you need 1 to 1.5 milliliters of water per calorie consumed each day. On average, a female needs 9 cups of water per day, and males need 13 cups per day.
Exercising increases your hydration needs. Exercise and improper hydration, as well as clothing, weather and exercise intensity, can affect the balance of electrolytes in your body. Before exercising, make sure you are properly hydrated. Drink about 20 ounces of water two hours before a workout. Drink 3 to 8 ounces of water every 15 minutes during exercise sessions. If exercising longer than an hour, drink a solution with carbohydrates and salt to increase fluid absorption and regulate blood sugar.
Hot weather raises your requirement for fluids whether you are exercising or not. Drink fluids even when you are not thirsty to ensure hydration. When you are exercising intensely in hot weather, drink two to four glasses of water during the session, and include fluids with carbohydrates and salts. Caffeinated drinks, alcohol and heavily sugared drinks do not count as hydrating.
Dehydration is very serious and can affect your heart and body temperature, cause fatigue and possibly result in death. Children, elderly people and ill people are more prone to dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth, fatigue, increased heart rate and decreased urine output.”
Some of this information I already knew, but many of the tips are new to me. Of course, I know personally that I am thirstier in the warmer weather and therefore I will usually drink more fluids; however, I do not always drink the proper fluid such as water to quench my thirst. After reading this article, my aim was to drink more water on a daily basis. I am sure that many of our readers follow the same pattern.
Now why did I elaborate on the importance of water in your body? If you are anything like me, I get busy with an activity and completely forget about drinking the proper amount of water daily. The Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 Smart Water Bottle tracks your water intake, connects via Bluetooth to hydration app, syncs with Fitbit, Apple Watch & more, and glows to remind you to stay hydrated.
Many thanks to Hidrate who provided me with a sample of the Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 for the purpose of this review.
Your new Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 Smart Water Bottle comes complete with everything you need to set up your bottle, including a Quick Start Guide. I highly recommend you follow the instructions carefully in order to take advantage of all of the functions of the bottle to the best of their abilities. In following the Guide, you can sync your bottle to your phone or Fitbit within just a few minutes.
Through the app on your smart phone, go to the Settings area to complete your profile, set your daily goals, set your glow notifications, which includes your glow type. You can select from a single white pulse to a colored pulse or a white to colored flashing to an extended pulse in either a white or colored light. You can also add friends to the app to keep an eye on their progress.
I simply love this smart water bottle as it has so many features. Features such as syncing with your phone via Bluetooth, so you have easy access to your stats that chart your daily progress. The Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 tracks your water intake, as well as syncs with your other fitness trackers. The feature that I appreciate most is the fact that the bottle glows as a reminder to take a drink of water, or you can program the app to notify you when you have reached your intake goal for the day. It also needs no charging since it has replaceable batteries that last six months. It also comes with a finger loop so you can carry your bottle with you wherever you go. I use my Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 Smart Water Bottle when I was working out on my treadmill each day, while I am in the car, or going for walks.
The Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 Smart Water Bottle is BPA-Free. The bottle is made out of Tritan food safe plastic. Both the bottle and lid are dishwasher safe; however, you will want to remove the sensor stick from the lid and put the flip lid and bottle in the dishwasher. The company recommends that you Hand wash the sensor stick to avoid damage. The bottle is leak proof, as well. The flip style lid contains a pour style mouth piece that will not leak. This bottle also fits in most common cup holders, backpack pockets, and bike bottle cages. The Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 Smart Water Bottle is designed to hold 24 ounces of water. You can add ice to your bottle, if you desire. However, the bottle is not designed to be used with any other liquids, aside from water. Do NOT place your Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 Smart Water Bottle in the freezer, as it will damage the sensor. The bottles are offered in a white, green, teal, pink, purple and black.
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The Hidrate Spark™ 2.0 Smart Water Bottle can be purchased on the company’s website.