10 Reasons Why You Should Drink More Water
I always tell my clients to drink water if they have a craving, a headache, are constipated, hungry, etc. Water is so beneficial, so easy, so free yet so easily overlooked. It’s really a no brainer (actually your brain is 90% water!!). Your body is about 70% Water makes up the majority of your blood and every cell in your body is composed of water. It should come as no surprise, your body needs water to function properly.
As with most things, the amount of water needed varies for each individual, but if your urine isn’t mostly clear or if you have any of the symptoms I mentioned above, you most likely aren’t getting enough H2O. Some suggest 8 (8oz) glasses a day while others suggest take your body weight (in pounds), divide it in half and drink that many ounces. Listen to what your body needs.
If you don’t care much for the taste of… nothing, then you can add a squirt of lemon, a squeeze of lime, a few sprigs of fresh mint or a cucumber or an orange slice. You can even be so bold as to add a few berries or watermelon. What ever gets you to drink up. Cheers to your good health!
10 Reasons Why You Should Drink More Water:
Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus, and concentrate better. As an added bonus, your energy levels are boosted and you will feel more alert!
Promotes Weight Loss
Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your stomach if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
Flushes Out Toxins
Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination, which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
Improves Skin Complexion
Water moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. It gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
Boosts Immune System
A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevent constipation.
Prevents Cramps & Sprains
Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic making joint pain less likely.
Natural Headache Remedy
Water helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pain too!) Which are commonly caused by dehydration.
Puts You In A Good Mood
When your body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!
Saves You Money!
Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s still cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte!