We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water every day, but did you know that 75% of Americans fail to meet their suggested daily intake?
Our bodies are composed of about 60% water, and it works just like oil in a machine. Water is vital to every function in our bodies, from the nervous system to circulation, digestion, and everything in between.
Here are the best reasons to drink more water!
Getting up in the morning will be a breeze.
A burst of hydration (after going 6-8 hours without water) is even better than a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning!
You’ll kick a cold faster.
Cells (including those hardworking immune cells) are mostly made up of water. Keeping hydrated will help those cells fight off illness more efficiently.
Kiss headaches goodbye.
A LOT of water is necessary for our brains to function. Many times headaches are because of dehydration!
Reduce bathroom time.
When dehydrated, the colon pulls water from stool which can lead to constipation. Keep everything flowing with plenty of water!
You’ll be happier.
Drinking a big glass of water can refresh your state of mind, and actually make you feel more happy.
Curb your appetite.
Often we confuse hunger for thirst, and it’s good old-fashioned water we’re craving – not food!
Focus will flourish!
Drinking water helps increase the cellular connections in the brain, which means better memory, and higher focus throughout the day.
You’ll reduce the risk of disease.
Good hydration has been linked with reduced risk of a host of issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.
Soothe aching joints.
Connective tissue between the joints can suffer due to dehydration. Lube them up and reduce pain with plenty of water!
Your skin will glow.
As the largest organ of your body, your skin will thank you for the water.
Sleep will come easier.
A well-hydrated body has an easier time regulating body temperature, an important component for falling (and staying) asleep.
You could lose more weight.
Metabolism gets a boost of energy when you drink a big glass of water. You’ll also feel more full, which means less calorie consumption throughout the day.
Every workout will pack more punch!
Replenishing the fluids you’re sweating out means you can go harder, faster, and longer.
Reduce the effects of pollution.
We breathe in a lot of toxins every day, and water helps flush all that bad stuff out.
You’ll look younger.
Water plumps up skin cells, which means softer skin with less wrinkles. It’s one of the best and cheapest anti-aging treatments you could ask for!
Reduce muscle cramps.
Muscles will be more elastic, and have more mobility the better hydrated they are. This also means reduced menstrual cramps.
You’ll save money.
It’s cheaper than coffee or soda, that’s for sure!
You’ll pave the way for health.
One of the simplest steps you can take to improving your overall health and wellness is by drinking more water every day.