12 reasons to drink more water
- Increases energy: water can help you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. Being dehydrated increases lethargy and fatigue.
- Promotes weight loss: removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake, reduces hunger, raises your metabolism and it has zero calories!
- Flushes out toxins: gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s.
- Improves skin complexion; water moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
- Maintains regularity: age and digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevent constipation.
- Boosts immune system function: a water guzzler is less likely to get sick. Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
- Helps with headaches: water can help prevent and relieve headaches (like migraines) which can be caused by dehydration.
- Prevents cramps and sprains: proper hydration helps to keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
- Promotes better workouts: staying hydrated helps muscles absorb nutrients better for optimal muscle energy and can help reduce muscle fatigue during workouts.
- Can help balance body fluids: drinking adequate amounts of water helps to maintain proper fluid balance in check and help to keep your blood from getting too thick.
- Help with allergies: without enough water your body produces more histamines. Drink more water to produce natural histamines.
- Water can save you money! Water is free! Even if you choose bottled water or filtered water, it’s still cheaper than that high sugar content found in some sodas and fat filled lattes.
How Much Water Should I Drink?
To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water. There are many different opinions on how much water you should be drinking every day. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called, “the 8×8 rule” and is very easy to remember.