04 Dec Top 5 Reasons To Drink Enough Water Every Day
Most of us know by now that it’s important to drink water each and every day. Exactly how much water we need to drink seems to vary according to which expert you speak to, but the benefits of drinking enough water are very clear, and as nurses, we’ve listed our top 5!
1. Water Maintains Fluid Balance Within Your Body
Our bodies are made up of around 65% water, and this water is depleted at every moment through perspiration, when we go for a wee and / or a poo, and even every time we take a breath!
All of our major bodily functions such as digestion, circulation, saliva production, the transportation and absorption of nutrients, and even temperature control, rely on adequate amounts of water being available to the body.
This means you need to drink at least the same amount that is lost each day, and if you drink more, your superhero kidneys will come to the rescue and quickly escort the excess out!
2. Water Helps Us To Maintain A Healthy Weight
Water is a great way to reduce your appetite when consumed before each meal, and also to avoid sugars and calories, especially if you decide to switch out a sugary drink and replace it with a glass of water.
“What works with weight loss is if you choose water or a non-caloric beverage over a caloric beverage and/or eat a diet higher in water-rich foods that are healthier, more filling, and help you trim calorie intake,” says researcher Barbara Rolls, PhD.
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3. Water Helps To Flush Waste From Your Body
Drinking plenty of water helps your bowel to remove waste regularly and easily, and also reduces the burden on your kidneys and liver by helping to flush out everyday waste products.
“In the large intestine, water binds with fibre to increase the bulk of the stools, reduce transit time and make elimination easier. When you don’t drink enough water and fluids, the colon pulls water from stools, increasing your risk of constipation.” (Source)
4. Water Helps Your Skin To Look Healthy and Glowing
Your skin contains plenty of water. If your body is dehydrated, your skin will show this quickly by appearing dry and more wrinkled. Drinking water regularly will help to prevent this appearance and maintain a healthy glow.
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5. Water Helps Boost Energy & Improve Concentration – great at work!
Feeling tired is one of the first signs of dehydration and can be a great reminder to drink a glass of water! Water has been shown to boost energy naturally, improve mood, and keep us alert.
If you regularly forget to drink water, set your phone to regular reminders throughout the day, boost your water with ginger pieces and mint to make it more interesting. Even some sparkling mineral water can help to put that sparkle in your hydration 😉
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There are many more reasons why it’s important to make sure you get enough water each day, but these should help to motivate you to be proactive around your water intake. If you’re still struggling, check out this blog: HEALTHY YOU or VISIT OUR STORE for some inspiration!