We’ve all heard that we should drink more water but it’s not always clear why. The main reason for drinking water every day is to replace fluid loss from everyday activities. Especially if you’re working out, our bodies lose a lot of fluid through sweat, which is great! But this water needs to be replaced.
Here is a list of six extra benefits that result from staying hydrated.
1. Prevents headaches
If you don't replenish the water you lose during the day you'll end up dehydrates, which opens a whole new can of work... It causes normal body function to decrease and results in headaches. Drinking more water will keep you hydrated and assist with keeping those headaches at bay.
2. Prevents memory loss
A natural part of getting older is memory loss but one way to fight it is by drinking more H2O. Water boosts the energy needed to keep your brain active and an active brain remembers better for longer!
3. Lessens addictive urges
Do you actually need that Coke or are you just thirsty? Try quenching your thirst with water and you may find that some of those cravings will start to subside. This can also apply to hunger, sometimes your body is craving fluid but your mind interprets it as hunger, so remember, down a glass of H2O before you go.
4. Cleanses toxins
Not just referring to toxic waste chemicals, your body produces waste throughout the day that needs to be flushed out. Water encourages the toxins to break down and pass through your body much easier. You may need to check out the bowl before you flush, but it's a great way of keeping track of how hydrated you are.
5. Increases muscle function
If food is the fuel of the body, then water is the octane, it makes everything work better. Water increases the efficiency of the red blood cells that carry oxygen to our muscles, so get ready to feel a little more spritely and to get better results in the gym too!
6. Boosts metabolism
Drinking water keeps your metabolism busy and flowing smoothly. If combined with a number of other factors including your diet and exercise, it can assist in losing weight.