5 darn good reasons to drink more water...

There are 5 darn good reasons to drink more water - it's cheap, it's available and with all these benefits:

  • For overall BODILY FUNCTION
  • For your MENTAL HEALTH
  • To stay FIT LONGER
  • To help WEIGHT LOSS
  •  If not then WHY NOT?

1 For your overal bodily function

Water makes up about 60% of our bodies. Although it contains no nutrients EVERY major system in our body needs water to function - brain kidneys heart and digestive tract. It must be replenished regularly. 

  • Every day we lose water through breath, sweat, urine and bowel movements.
  • Water helps the blood take oxygen and other essential nutrients around the body taking pressure off the heart.
  • Incidents of painful kidney stones are rising because many people aren't drinking enough water - even children. Salts and mineral deposits can form into kidney stones if urine is not diluted enough.
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  • Insufficient water will cause Bladder / Water infections and stones can form in the urinary tract. 
  • Water is essential for digestion and transporting waste through the body. Dehydration causes the body to absorb all the water and bowel movements are delayed leaving toxins in the body. 
  • Drinking is just as essential as eating for good nutrition.
  • Children can become dehydrated more quickly than adults when suffering diarrhea and sickness, and they are more likely to need medical steps to restore fluid balance. 

2 For your mental health

  • 85% of brain tissue is water, dehydration causes both your body and mind to be stressed
  • dehydration causes headaches, confusion, tiredness and irritability
  • shock or excessive crying will increase dehydration
  • too many caffeinated drinks can exacerbate dehydration
  • one of the main reasons for drinking more water is to improve concentration

3 Stay fit for longer

  • Staying hydrated improves energy
  • Exercise makes you sweat increasing fluid loss
  • Drinking plenty of water helps prevent muscle cramps and lubricates the joints 
  • Intense exercise may result in the loss of sodium which can be helped with sports drinks
  • When you're hydrated you can continue to exercise longer and stronger
  • Fluids need to be replaced even after exercise is finished

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4 To look good

  • One of the main reasons to drink more water is to improve the condition of your skin
  • Drinking plenty of water hydrates and plumps up skin cells and helps to keep aging at bay.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles are more pronounced when you're dehydrated
  • Water alleviates constipation flushing out the toxins from your body and the impurities from your skin
  • Improved circulation and blood flow allows the skin to be clear and glowing
  • Water has been called 'Nature's own beauty cream'

5 To help weight loss

  • Drinking water will not make you lose weight but it will help to curb your appetite
  • Feeling thirsty can be confused with hunger - drink a glass of water before a meal
  • Drinking water, particularly ice cold water, will pump up the metabolism
  • Drinking water can replace calorie laden drinks
  • Can help to alleviate bloating

But how much water should you actually drink

  • At least 2 liters is normally recommended - different people may need different amounts
  • If you exercise regularly you will need more
  • Depending on the weather or the climate you live in you may need more
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women will need more

and ... How to do it

  • All drinks count towards your total - although keep the caffeine as low as possible  i.e. tea and coffee and obviously alcohol doesn't count!
  • Certain foods such as melon and spinach are about 90% water and contribute to your intake
  • If you're feeling thirsty, you're already a little dehydrated
  • Keep a glass of water at your desk in the office and work with your colleagues to encourage each other
  • It's cheap and easy, brings lots of benefits - so WHY NOT?
  • If you're at home keep a glass where you can see it
  • Keep chilled bottles ready in the fridge
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  • Aim to drink water with each meal and a drink between meals; before during and after exercise
  • Make it look attractive - add lemon, lime or orange slices and a straw to a stylish glass 
  • Make pretty ice cubes with frozen mint, lemon or raspberries
  • Add sugar free cordial for flavor, use soda or tonic water for a change
  • Invest in a water filter for a better taste

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