Are You Drinking Enough Water?
Why Drinking Enough Water is Essential for Good Health
More than half of the human body is made up of water (a whopping 60%) so it is only logical that it should be (and is) an essential part of your life. If you are not making an effort to drink water throughout the day, every day, maybe this article will convince you to start. Here are just some of the reasons why you need to make drinking enough water a priority in the name of your good health.
Water is essential to all the processes your body completes throughout the course of the day. Don’t believe me? Read on ...
Water Keeps Those Muscles Moving
Athletes are aware that drinking water is essential to their performance. This is due to the fact that a hydrated body is a healthy body and a healthy body delivers a better athletic performance. If you make sure to properly hydrate before and after a workout you will feel more mentally and physically prepared beforehand and less fatigued afterwards.
Water Keeps Skin Hydrated and Glowing
Hydrating is key to
healthy skin and you will have a natural glow when you are well hydrated.
Healthy skin needs water because skin cells (like all the cells in the body)
need water to function properly. Properly functioning skin cells better receive
oxygen and nutrients from blood flow. Drinking plenty of water helps to
stimulate this good circulation so it’s win-win really.
Water is Essential to Good Gut Health
Regularly drinking water is essential to good gut health and good gut health is imperative to your overall good health. Hydrating properly will improve the way your body digests food.
If you struggle with abdominal discomfort and constipation, then the first plan of action should be to increase your water intake. This will increase the frequency of your bowel movements and reduce constipation.
Drinking Water Helps Prevent Numerous Health Conditions
Water protects your joints, tissues and spinal cord and ensures that they function properly. Staying hydrated can prevent many conditions such as:
· Kidney stones
· Urinary tract infections
· Asthma (exercise induced), and more
The amount of water you should be drinking throughout the day is dependent on many variables such as your age, gender, activity level, your weight and current health. Generally speaking your water intake should range anywhere between 2 – 3 litres per day.
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