We all know that drinking water is good for us, but did you know it is actually essential for your health? (I’m guessing you did J ) Our bodies need to intake as much water as they put out each day. If they don’t we can become dehydrated, especially those of us that live in an area with a higher climate or altitude. Whenever we work out we should be drinking water. As we get older, we should be drinking even more water. So I think it is safe to say that almost all of us should be drinking more water. In this post I will give you some great reasons to drink more water and then some tips to get you to actually start doing it!
Reason 1: (Health & Beauty Benefits)
The majority of our bodies are composed of water. We needs these fluids for EVERYTHING (i.e. circulation, digestion, absorbing nutrients, making saliva, and maintaining our body temperature!) Drinking water can actually make us look younger. Instead of using moisturizes that only get to the surface of your skin, water actually hydrates our skin from the inside out and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Reason 2: (Smarter & Stronger)
In order for our brains to function at higher levels, it needs a lot of oxygen. When you drink water, it carries oxygen to the different cells of your body. So by drinking 8-10 cups a day your brain has all the oxygen it needs, which can increase our cognitive function by 30%. Water also keeps our muscles properly hydrated. That means we can exercise for a longer period of time before muscle fatigue (caused by lack of oxygen in your muscles) sets in, which allows us build more muscle with fewer trips to the gym.
Reason 3: (Lose Weight In A Good Way)
Drinking water can also help us to lose weight, not because it has super weight loss or fat burning power, but because by keeping our bodies properly hydrated it reduces our bodies’ tendency to hold on to excess water. So drinking water can actually help you get rid of water weight. It’s weird, I know, but it is true. Also we can cut a lot of calories out of your diet by drinking water instead of other high calorie drinks such as soda, energy drinks, or coffee. Oh, and did I mention staying properly hydrated also helps to suppress your appetite? Because it does.
Tips & Tricks for Drinking More Water