Water. The human body is close to 60% water, with the brain being almost 90% water. With all of that water swimming around in us, it makes sense that water really does do a body good when we drink it.
Here are a reasons why you should be drinking more water:
Increases energy and relieve fatigue
Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you concentrate better, focus more clearly and be more alert. A great side benefit, is increased energy.
Promotes weight loss
Drinking a full 8-oz of water directly after waking helps to boost your metabolism, and gets your engine started. It also helps to flush toxins and fat from your system. Drinking a glass of water about 30 minutes before you eat helps to reduce the amount of food you consume. Often times our bodies trick us into thinking we are hungry, when in reality, we are thirsty and a big gulp of water will take away the feeling of hunger. Water also helps curb cravings.
Helps maintain youthful looking skin
Hydrated skin cells keeps your skin from looking old. Nothing can reverse aging, but keeping your skin hydrated helps to keep your skin from showing it!
Boosts your immune system
A water drinker is less likely to get sick, and who doesn’t want to feel good the majority of the time? Water helps to ward off the flu, cancer and other ailments. It can also help against heart attacks.
Natural headache remedy
Oftentimes headaches and migraines are caused from being dehydrated. Being properly hydrated can keep the headache away. When a headache does come on, drinking water often helps to relieve it.
Prevents cramps and sprains
Proper hydration helps keeps your joints lubricated and your muscles more elastic, thereby making joint pain less likely.
Puts you in a good mood
When your body is properly hydrated, it functions better! You feel better and are then more likely to be in a better mood. When your mood is better, you get motivated. Remember, a body that gets in motion stays in motion.
As we age, staying properly hydrated is important to our overall health. Sixty-four ounces of water is a good rule of thumb, but it can also be based on your weight. Either way, DRINK UP! It’s good for you.
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