Everyone knows that drinking more water is good for you. We have all heard about the “drink eight glasses of water per day” rule. And we all know the dangers of becoming dehydrated. Living in Florida, many of us have had experience with heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke. But how many of us are really drinking enough water every day?
Water Relieves Aches and Pains
A lot of people don’t realize that many of the aches and pains we suffer every day are actually symptoms of mild dehydration. When we sweat, muscles loose water, and that water loss causes us to feel tired, and sore. When we loose even more water, our joints can become sore, and our muscles become tight leaving us prone to muscle strains. The pounding headache of a hangover is also nothing more then a symptom of dehydration. So you see, many of the aches and pains we feel can be cured by simply drinking enough water. When you feel tired, sore, or have a headache, sit down and have a big drink of water. You will be feeling better in no time.
Water Regulates the Balance and Flow
About 60% of our body is made up of water. Replenishing this reservoir maintains the bodies fluid balance. Water helps regulate body temperature as well as transporting nutrients through the body, and water takes toxins out. Our kidneys process 200 quarts of blood per day. The kidneys use water to sift through the bad stuff, and transport it to the bladder so we can get rid of what we don’t need. Drinking enough water also makes sure we have enough fluids in our colon. This helps in the digestion of food, makes the elimination of waster easier, and stops constipation.
I mentioned already that drinking enough water helps the body eliminate waste. Well, they say the average person has anywhere between 5 and 25 pounds of waste in their colon at any time. So helping to eliminate that waste will help you to shed a few unhealthy pounds. Not only that, but drinking enough water also helps you feel fuller. So if you drink more water, you will eat less food. That is the simplest way to loose weight. Another benefit you receive from water clearing out the toxins and waste in your body is that it makes your skin clearer and more youthful looking. So if you drink more water you will loose weight and have clearer skin! That makes anyone look better.
You Will Get More Done
We mentioned earlier that not drinking enough water will make your muscles feel tired. Tiredness is one of the most common symptoms of dehydration. So drinking enough water will help you feel awake and invigorated. Some studies also show that drinking enough water helps improve focus, and clearer thinking. So not only will drinking more water give you the energy to get things done, it will help you concentrate on what you need to do, and help you do it right!
So Why Don’t You Drink More Water?
I’ve met people who say “I would drink more water, but I don’t like the way it tastes”. Maybe you are one of those people. If so, may we suggest that you are just not drinking good quality water. Try water from one of our water filtration systems on a hot day, and we bet you will think it tastes amazing!