It’s no secret that keeping hydrated is crucial for your health. 60% of the body is made of water so of course it’s important, but many people DO NOT consume enough fluids each day. Did you know that on any given day you sweat out 64 ounces of water, 16 ounces from your feet alone. Most of which goes unnoticed, unless you are outside or working out.
Here are 5 benefits of drinking water
1. Affects energy levels and brain function
Studies show that even mild dehydration can alter your mood. Tests show that it did not matter if a person had just finished a 40 minute workout or was sitting at a desk, the adverse effects of dehydration were the same. Dehydration can cause feelings of decreased alertness, fatigue, and tension.
2. Can help treat and prevent headaches
Dehydration has shown to trigger headaches and migraines in some individuals. Your body requires a balance of fluids and electrolytes to function properly and when the body is dehydrated the brain can temporarily contract, or pull away from the skull causing pain, or a dehydration headache
3. Can help with weight loss
Studies support the theory that drinking more water is beneficial for weight loss, es
pecially if you are replacing sugary drinks with water. Water can act as a natural appetite suppressant by taking up room in the stomach leading to the feeling of fullness. Drinking more water can also help the body burn more calories.
4. Improves your complexion
Drinking ample amounts of water can do wonders for your skin. Staying hydrated will help your skin show fewer wrinkles, reduce puffiness, increase circulation and slow the aging process.
5. Boosts Immune system
In a time where everyone is looking for ways to boost their immune system, look no further than WATER. Water helps to carry oxygen to your body’s cells, which results in properly functioning organ systems. This also helps remove unwanted toxins out of the body. Adding a little bit of lemon to your water can also help with digestion and detoxification.
Water obviously does wonders for the body, and the importance of it can not be emphasized enough given it’s endless benefits. Create an intake goal by multiplying your weight by ⅔. If you workout, make sure to add 12 ounces of water for every 30 minutes of exercise. Once you know how much you need to drink, WRITE OUT a plan.