Water is essential for us to maintain good health throughout our entire body. Our bodies are made up of about 60% water, yet we are constantly losing water through our sweat, urine, and stool. Our water intake must equal or outweigh our water outtake if we are to receive the many benefits of water. Here's what a healthy amount of water intake can do for you.
1. Hydrate The Skin And Prevent Wrinkles
Dehydration makes your skin look dried up and wrinkled. Drinking enough water helps create a physical barrier for your skin to keep the moisture in. Drinking enough water can improve your skins texture and color because it helps your body to continue to build new skin cells properly. Water also helps the body flush out toxins that if remained in your body could cause acne and inflammation.
2. Water Helps Your Kidneys
Your kidneys are what cleanse your body of toxins, however, they can't do this unless they have enough fluids. Drinking enough water helps your urine to flow freely. Also, not drinking enough water constantly puts you at a higher risk for kidney stones.
3. Good Bowel Function
Good hydration keeps things flowing in your gastrointestinal tract and helps prevent constipation. Constipation results from not drinking enough water and your colon pulling water from your stools. Enough fluid and fiber is the best combination to beat constipation.
4. Weight Loss
Studies have shown that people who drink a glass of water before they eat a meal or even a snack have better success in losing weight. This is because it helps you to feel full and even helps boost metabolism. Sometimes people can put on weight by mistaking thirst for hunger.
5. Fights Fatigue After Working Out
Drinking enough water during your workout helps maintain your fluid balance. This not only aids in your workout performance but also prevents fatigue and exhaustion after you workout. It also helps your muscles because if you don't get enough water during your workout, your muscles will become tired much easier.
6. Fights Some Cancer
Drinking enough fluids, particularly water, helps lower your risk of bladder infections and even bladder cancer. This may be because urinating frequently helps prevent a buildup of carcinogens in the bladder. Enough water also can help prevent colon cancer and breast cancer.
7. Improves Our Mood
Staying hydrated is shown to actually improve our mood because it actually affects our state of mind. Even slight dehydration has been shown to negatively affect people's moods by making them grumpy and confused. Drinking enough water will make you think clearer and be happier.
8. Prevents Headaches Naturally
In one study, participants had total relief from their headache within 30 minutes of drinking two glasses of water. Drink plenty of water to prevent the headaches from even coming in the first place.
If you're feeling even slightly tired or sluggish, have a glass or two of water to hydrate yourself. Being tired is a sign of dehydration. So listen to your body when it feels tired and take that as a sign to drink more water.
10. Overall Better Health
Our body needs water. We can live without food for about a month but only a week without water! Drinking water will improve our overall health by flushing out all toxins from our body and keeping the nutrients in our body flowing and will help us maintain proper circulation in our body.
3 Tips To Drink More Water
- Carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go.
- Drink a glass of water before or with every meal and/or snack.
- Eat more fruit and vegetables because they not only contain a lot of water but also many important vitamins and minerals.
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