This month’s challenge is to drink more water if you are following my 12 months to a better you challenge! This year I am working each month to improve my health and well-being. Drinking water is essential to our physical and mental well-being and without water we would simply perish! These are reasons why you should drink more water!
Why You Should Drink More Water
Aids Weight Loss
Drinking water can help you feel full so that you don’t overeat. Sometimes we think we are hungry when actually we are thirsty. Extra H2O helps us eat less by making us feel full, and it may also boost metabolism. Next time you are feeling hungry drink a glass of water weight 10 minutes and see if you are still hungry. If you are still hungry and it’s between meals eat water rich foods which tend to be lower in calories than other snack foods.
Makes Your Skin Glow
Your skin is your largest organ in your body, so you need to treat it nice. Your skin is 64 percent water so drinking water to make it look better just makes sense to me. Dry skin is a staple in the winter so if something as simple as drinking water can help my dry skin…I say drink up! Plus drinking water instead of sugary drinks can help with acne and make you feel better all around!
Helps With Daytime Fatigue
Dehydration has also been shown to decrease alertness and concentration. You need to stay hydrated to feel better energized. Plus drinking a glass of cold water can help you feel energized. Energy drinks are full of sugar, so next time you feel the midday fatigue drink a big glass of cold water. And for an extra bonus add some lemon!
Flush Out Toxins
Water is, quite literally, the river on which our good health flows. Water carries nutrients to our cells, aids digestion, flushes our bodies of toxins and keeps our kidneys healthy. It flushes toxins and waste from the body and transports nutrients to where they are needed. If you don’t drink enough water, then you might be suffering from a buildup of toxins throughout your body and the effect is most definitely compromising your immune system.
Dehydration can lead to frequent headaches, so staying hydrated could be vital if you are a headache sufferer. Research has proven that regularly sipping water can reduce the severity of headaches and migraines, reducing the need for medication. So next time you feel a headache coming on try to drink more water to help your head feel better. Plus if staying hydrated will help your head isn’t it better than taking a pill after the pain has started?
Stay tuned…Next week I will be posting my favorite flavored water recipes!