We all know that water is the essence of life, but why is it so important to our physical and psychological health? What role does water really play in keeping us fit and healthy?
In this blog post, we share The 8 Must-Knows about the importance of always having a bottle of H2O to hand.
1. Water helps control our body temperature
Our bodies work hard to keep their temperature regulated, especially while we’re working out or just going about daily life in a hot environment. For Lake Havasu locals and our neighbors, we’re used to having more than a few beads of sweat on our brows, especially during summer when the temperatures soar. While we sweat, we lose crucial electrolytes that need to be restored to avoid dehydration and other potentially dangerous conditions like heatstroke and even seizures.
2. Water protects our joints and tissues
Every time we drink water, we’re lubricating our joints. Our joints are something that we don’t necessarily pay attention to when we’re young, but as we get older, we want to stave off conditions like arthritis and other conditions that make physical activity more painful. Getting into good hydration habits sets us up for healthier joints and organs in the future.
3. Water helps keep everything moving (internally)
Drinking water is key to ensuring that our bodies are correctly processing and expelling our waste. We don’t only need enough water to sweat, but also to avoid constipation and keep our kidneys working well so we don’t have problems like kidney stones.
4. Water helps us lose or maintain a healthy weight
It’s well documented that many people confuse being hungry with being thirsty. Misreading the signals means we’re more likely to reach for a burger than a bottle of water.
Regularly drinking water throughout the day not only helps with digestion but also makes us feel fuller so we’re less likely to snack which can make us feel sluggish and more likely to keep us feeling energized.
5. Water helps our bodies absorb nutrients and oxygenates our blood
Water really is a wonder for our bodies, delivering what we need to be healthy and processing what we don’t need. As well as aiding digestion, water dissolves the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that we ingest and disperses them around the body to where they are needed.
Water also carries oxygen throughout our system which helps us maintain a healthy circulation.
6. Water can boost our metabolism
A little-known fact is that by drinking water, we can actually boost our metabolism by up to 25% for nearly an hour after drinking it. That means, by drinking every hour, you can keep your metabolism at peak performance all day long.
7. Water keeps us alert and happy.
Good hydration is fundamental to keeping our brains healthy. Water not only helps the brain flush out toxins but also balances chemicals that can otherwise trigger stress and anxiety.
8. Water keeps us glowing
Finally, staying hydrated is great for the skin and eyes. Dry skin can be irritating and lead us to use creams and make-up that prevents it from healing. Meanwhile, dehydration can also cause conditions like Dry Eye which could require medical attention. The best way to stay bright-eyed and glowing is by drinking plenty of water.
To sum up
Water plays a role in keeping almost every part of our body in working order. The better we hydrate, the happier and healthier we are.
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