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Water Weight Loss: What is it?

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Water Weight Loss: What is it?

One of the most important aspects of an exercise regimen is water consumption. Drinking adequate water is vital for supporting blood flow, lubricating joints, and preventing fatigue during exercise. Let's look at the vital role that water plays in physical activity and how a Berkey system can give you the access to the purified water your body needs.

When athletes perform in their sport, they begin to perspire, or sweat. Sweating is a cooling mechanism that expels water and minerals through pores in the skin. When the sweat on the skin evaporates, it cools the body and reduces body temperature. As athletes sweat, they can lose six to ten percent of their bodyweight. The weight lost is known as water weight. This kind of weight loss is not exclusive to athletes. When someone begins to exercise for the first time, excess energy stored in the form of glycogen begins to be burned off. When glycogen is burned, it releases approximately 4 grams of water for every gram of glycogen. This water is then expelled through the urinary system, and can give the illusion of weight loss for the first few weeks of a new exercise regimen or diet.

It is important to replenish this lost water weight. Bodily functions from head to toe require water to work properly; and when there’s not enough water, those bodily functions begin to shut down. This loss of water is known as dehydration. Symptoms for early dehydration in adults include increased thirst, dizziness, headaches, lack of energy, inability to sweat, confusion, pounding heartbeat, and muscle cramps. Extreme symptoms include low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat and breathing, dry skin, fever, and fainting. It is also equally important that the water consumed is free of contaminants such as bacteria and viruses that can contribute to poor health.

The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are rated to remove pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria, and even viruses from a water supply, while allowing most of the minerals that are beneficial to the human body to pass through them. Rely on a Berkey® system for access to good tasting, wholesome drinking water.

Learn more about everything the Black Berkey Purifiers can remove from your water.

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