The Wonders of Water
Most of us will probably just drink water whenever we feel thirsty. But each of us have different water needs depending on our size, level of activity, the weather, and health. If you are involved in activities that make you sweat a lot, you may need to consume more water compared to others.
Aside from the relief that water gives us whenever we feel thirsty, there are numerous other benefit that we get when we drink water.
Benefits of Water to Our Health
Weight Loss. Gained some extra pounds? No worries, water helps in weight loss. Drinking water before a meal, make you feel fuller. Water quicken your metabolism and makes you feel full.
Reduces Kidney Stones. The rate of painful kidney stones is rapidly rising and one of the main causes is not drinking enough water. People of all ages does not consume enough water daily. Salts and minerals in your urine that form kidney stones are being diluted by water. Solid Krystals or Kidney stones will not be able to form in diluted water. Also you will likely form less stones if you are hydrated.
Skin Nourishment. Acne, wrinkles and dullness of the skin is a result of dehydration. Water makes skin glow by flushing out the impurities and improving circulation and blood flow. Also being hydrated keep skin cells healthy.
Lessen Fatigue. Fatigue is an early sign of dehydration. Drop in volume of blood because of loss of dehydration makes the heart work harder to push oxygen and nutrients through the bloodstream to the brain, skin, and muscle. If you are less fatigued, it makes concentration better. Also we have more energy and we are more alert when we are not fatigued.
Reduce Stress. Stress and dehydration are related to each other. When you are stress, it can lead you to dehydration and vice versa. According to studies, higher cortisol levels-- the stress hormone is due to dehydration. If you are stressed, it makes dealing with everyday routine an issue. Be better prepared to deal with everyday happenings by staying hydrated.
Build Muscle Tone. Since muscles are made primarily of water, properly contracting and reducing muscle tone is being prevented if you are hydrated. Muscle cramps can be avoided if you stay hydrated.You can improve your muscle strength and quicken muscle response if you stay hydrated.
Reduce Fluid Retention. Water retention in the body also known as bloating can be reduced with the help of water. Our liver converts fat into usable energy with the help of water. Kidneys get overwhelmed with concentrated fluid when you don't drink enough water -- which results into making your liver do an extra work. Your body retains existing water to reuse instead of excreting water and waste products which results to retention and bloating. In order to return your body and process back to the stage of equilibrium, you should drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
Indeed water is wonderful. It does not only help you quench your thirst but it also helps you to live a fit and healthy life.
So, how many glasses of water do you consume today?