5 Reasons to Drink More Water
Our world is a water world, with over 75% of the planet being water. Our bodies are also made up of around 60-70% of water, meaning we’re mainly water.
Water is undoubtedly the elixir of life. We need it to sustain our bodies, minds and spirits. In this post, we take a look at this magical ingredient and why you should drink more water, more often!
Water Boosts Energy
Have you ever noticed how you’re hit with waves of lethargy and tiredness when you’re on holiday — even though you haven’t done anything but sunbathing? Or that you feel mentally exhausted after a long commute? Well, chances are this weariness is the result of dehydration!
Our brain is made up of mostly water and to keep it sharp, focused and alive you need to keep it well hydrated. The same is true for the whole body. When your body becomes dehydrated, the volume of blood pumping around it drops. This drop makes your heart work harder to pump oxygen into the bloodstream.
Topping up on water keeps everything functioning optimally, and boosts your energy, leaving you feeling great. So next time you feel a mid-afternoon slump or a wave of tiredness overwhelm you, try sipping on a glass of water. You may be surprised by the difference it makes!
Water Keeps Your Body Moving
Do you want supple joints, flexible muscles, and fluid movements? Then you should drink more water. Water is a natural lubricant that can keep cramps, sprains, and friction at bay.
After all, dehydration can have disastrous effects on your body. Did you know that losing as little as 2% fluid can lead to altered body temperature, increased fatigue, reduced motivation and higher chances of injury? Keeping yourself hydrated is essential to protecting your body. So lubricate your joints, strengthen your muscles and keep your body functioning at its best by drinking water — especially if you’re exercising or under physical strain!
Water Aids Digestion
Sluggish digestion can be painful and embarrassing. Trapped wind, bloated belly and constipation can leave you feeling awful. There’s so much we don’t understand about our digestive processes and gut health. But one thing the scientific community agrees on is, water can help.
Water breaks down ingested food, lubricates the colon and eases the release of the bowels. It’s the secret ingredient to optimum digestion!
Water Detoxes the Body
Detoxes seem to be everywhere these days. From pills to extreme diets, retreats to wacky treatments — the weight loss and wellness industry is jammed full of products and treatments that promise to eliminate all the toxins from your body. Don’t fall prey to savvy marketing. Water is the most natural and effective way to detox your body,
Water dilutes the concentration of salts and minerals in urine and helps to flush out all the nasty toxins in your body. Not only that, but water also helps to suppress your appetite, so you’re less likely to reach for fatty, salty snacks! If you’re getting bored with plain water, you could make some delicious flavoured waters to mix things up!
Water Makes Your Skin Glow
We’ve all heard thousands of celebrities and influencers proclaim water is their number one beauty secret — and they’re not wrong. Everything from your nails to hair depends upon this liquid elixir to keep them shining, glowing and full of life. Water moisturises, revitalises and boosts your skin elasticity. It also helps improve capillary blood flow — leaving your skin with fewer fine lines, scars, acne and wrinkles.
No need to spend thousands of pounds on lotions and potions or a quest for the elixir of youth. It turns out water is all you need!
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