Stay hydrated. It’s something I love to remind myself and others about on a regular basis.
We need to be drinking water. And lots of it. It’s a game changer when it comes to better health.
Here’s some crazy cool things to know about the positive effect of water on your life…
- Water makes up 2/3 of the human body.
- Water moves blood, and allows red blood cells to carry oxygen more efficiently. So by doing that you have actually increased muscular function and mental acuity. (Meaning, your brain functions at a higher level)
- Water transports nutrients, removes waste, flushes kidneys, helps brain function and makes up about 75% of your brain.
- Water is essential for the body to sweat and release toxins.
- Water lubricates your joints and lessens discomfort from arthritis or back pain. (Reach for a glass of water before the pain reliever medicine)
- Water aids in weight loss, helps maintain Ph levels, reduces risk of kidney stones and ulcers, heartburn, migraines, regulating body temperature..
- Water slows down the aging process while smoothing your skin, increases energy,
- Water lessens addictive urges, like alcohol, caffeine, and certain drugs… so if you are trying to eliminate those things above, increasing your water will help with the urge to want to eat or drink those things.
- Water aids the removal of waste and toxins through your stools! If they are hard, it’s a sign of dehydration… just sayin’!
Speaking of weight loss. If you are one who is working on losing weight…
A University of Washington study discovered that one glass of water stopped hunger pangs for almost 100% of studied dieters!
How much water should you drink? Take your weight and half it and that is how many ounces of water per day you should drink. So if you weigh 140 pounds, drink 70 ounces of water in a day.
If you feel, tired, sluggish, constipated, cramping in muscles, then consider increasing your water consumption.
As you read through the above list, know that these aren’t even all the benefits that drinking lots of water does for you.
But I hope it’s enough to inspire you to a life of “extreme hydration”!