Our body is made of 60% water. Throughout the day, we are using that water while sweating and excreting. We lose around 2.5 liters of water every day and we need to replenish that balance in order for our organs to function properly which is why nutritional professionals advise us to drink 8 glasses of water each day. There are other reasons why you need to load up that daily quota:
1. Improved Metabolism
One of the secrets of fit women is keeping hydrated. Water helps improve bowel movement, which helps in a speedy digestion. The chronic constipation that your friend complains of could be because of dehydration.
2. Better Mental Health
According to two studies conducted at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory in 2012, even a mild dehydration can impact mood and thinking ability. The study also revealed that women are more prone to these effects than men. Your productivity drops by 12 percent when you are even moderately dehydrated. Drink up to give your colleagues a run for their money!
3. Fights Fatigue
If you’re feeling tired midway through your day, despite a good night’s sleep, then it could be because you are dehydrated. Adding more caffeine to your diet isn’t the solution. Replace those coffee cravings with water and you’ll see a difference within a week. Water helps replenish body cells and gives them the boost they need.
4. Glowing Skin
You must have heard of this one while scouring through beauty magazines as a teen. And it’s true. Skin cells need water to ward off wrinkles and acne. Water helps the skin to flush out toxins acquired from the contact with the outside environment. Keeping hydrated does not only mean glowing, younger skin. Hydration also reduces common skin problems such as Acne, Psoriasis and Dermatitis.
5. Flushes out Toxins
It’s not just skin cells that acquire toxins. Your body collects toxins from eating and even breathing. Water helps rid of this toxin and gives you a lighter, bouncier mood.
6. Cure for Headaches
Water is crucial for the body to transfer nutrients to the whole body. If you aren’t giving the body enough water, the brain starts signaling something’s amiss through a headache. People who don’t drink up on their daily water intake tend to have more headaches.
My best tips on keeping hydrated at all times:
Keep a bottle of water with you wherever you go.
Keep a water bottle on your bedside. Drink before and water sleep.
Replace the fruit drinks and soda bottles with a zero-calorie drink- water. Do it slowly if the addiction is strong.
Add more fruits in your diet. The juices dripping out of fruits is Hydration 101.
Drink before and after a good bout of exercise
Don’t wait to feel thirsty. You’re already 1-2 percent dehydrated when you feel thirsty.
Get up now and get a glass of water.
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