In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all a little more concerned about staying healthy than we were before. While the myth that drinking water every 15 minutes would prevent the coronavirus infection certainly isn’t true, there is truth in the idea that staying hydrated can boost immunity and help you stay well when viruses are running rampant, COVID-19 or otherwise.
Hydration and Your Health
The human body is composed of about 70% water, which is pretty incredible when you think about it. With all that water in our bodies, it’s no surprise that hydration is important on many levels—including the health of our immune system.
Aside from practicing good personal hygiene, like washing your hands (birthday song twice, please), covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, and following a healthy diet, staying hydrated plays a huge role in keeping your immune system strong and helping you stay well.
Why Hydration Helps with Immunity
Drinking water oxygenates your cells, which allows them to work at full capacity and protect you from viruses more effectively. Hydration also helps your body regulate its temperature, so it’s even more essential to drink plenty of water if you start to come down with a fever.
Finally, hydration helps the body distribute nutrients to all of its parts, and it keeps your tissues and body functions working properly—which naturally helps you fight off infections more effectively. Taking certain medications when sick can dry you out, and you can also lose water in the form of mucus. Drinking plenty of water helps your body remove more germs through mucus loss without risking dehydration.
Stay Healthier with Home Water Delivery
When it comes to your health, you want to do everything you can to stay well. Water Way can deliver fresh, clean water right to your doorstep so that you stay hydrated year round and fight off all those viruses that try to make you sick. While we’re at it, we can deliver coffee and sports drinks, too—find out more today about our delivery services, and don’t forget to drink your water!