We all know we should and most of us don’t: Drink enough water. Water is so readily available to us – and cheap – yet, it is often taken for granted. The health benefits of consuming H2O are well documented, but because we all need a reminder once and awhile, let me take this opportunity to discuss the benefits.
Did you know that roughly 60 percent of the body is made of water? It is important to keep that fluid balance in the body, which makes the transporting of nutrients smoother. Water helps to regulate body temperature. It helps with digesting food. In fact, it is involved in most bodily functions like circulation, absorption, digestion and elimination.
Drink before you are thirsty because the sensation of thirst can occur when dehydration has reached a critical level! Dehydration can make you feel really tired, give you a headache, even make you feel nauseous, so instead of grabbing caffeine mid-afternoon (which can cause water loss), reach for a glass of water to make you more alert! And, if your body aches and you can’t figure out why, it’s possible you are dehydrated.
We need to help our organs, like our kidneys, as they sift out waste and transport urine to the bladder. Drinking lots of water is necessary for waste elimination. In fact, we lose an average of 2 litres of water a day through urine, feces and perspiring! If you have issues with constipation, water will certainly help your problem.
When you are exercising it is critical to replace the water you lose from sweating. To have a glowing complexion and reduce pimples, drink lots of water to flush out toxins, which if left can result in clogged pores and acne.
If you are concerned about your weight, then drinking water is a must because it helps people to feel full so they eat less. Have a big glass before your meal. Remember to not drink it with your meal as it can dilute your digestive juices and interfere with digestion.
As important as it is to consume a lot of water in a day, it is also important to ensure the water you drink is clean and free from harmful chemicals. Investing in a good quality filter will not only make your water cleaner, it will taste a lot better. If you are wondering what I use go here.
Now that you know what water can do for you, try challenging yourself to drink more H2O today than you did yesterday, and more next week than you did this week. Before you know it, you will have created one more healthy habit! Drinking more water!!
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