A person enjoying the benefits of drinking water by pouring it into a glass.

Benefits of Drinking Water

A lot of people don’t drink as much water as they should each day. Experts say the human body is comprised of approximately 60% water and each person should be drinking at least 8 cups of fresh water per day but most don’t even have 1 cup.

A lot of people chalk it up to being busy or forgetting to but it’s quite important to remember to get that water in ya. Here are some of the most important reasons why:

1. Increases Energy and Relieves Fatigue
– One of the most common symptom of dehydration is fatigue. Staying hydrated helps increase alertness and concentration.

2. Helps digestion/Boosts metabolism
– Who says you have to stick to prune juice to stay regular? Have a glass of water to help aid in breaking down food. As a bonus it aids in boosting your metabolism so it can be beneficial in maintaining or improving weight loss. The more water you drink, the less you retain thus helping conquer that post mealtime bloat.

3. Relieves heartburn
– Did you know drinking water while experiencing heartburn will actually neutralize and dilute stomach acids? Water will help eliminate that burning sensation and make you feel better.

4. Flushes out Toxins
– How many times has your massage therapist told you drink water after a massage to flush out those toxins? It’s true. Water is a detoxifier and helps eliminate wastes your body doesn’t need mostly through sweat or urine.

5. Treats Migraines/Headaches
– Migraines/headaches can be a symptom of not getting enough water. Best to curb them by drinking enough water each day.

6. Promotes Healthy Skin
– Water helps replenish skin tissues, increases the elasticity and moisturizes the skin. It can help “pump up the skin a bit”, thus reducing the appearance of aging.

7. Improves Mood
– When you feel tired and dehydrated, you don’t feel great. Keep drinking water to feel better and energetic. It will do wonders for your mood.

The human body can survive for up to a month without food but realistically you can only go without water for approximately 1 week, at the absolute most. What does that tell you? We need water!

There are plenty of apps you can download to not only help track your calories, but some also help track your daily water intake. It’s not hard to grab a water bottle, fill it, sip from it throughout the day and refill it frequently. Your body will thank you for it.

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