The Importance of Drinking Water

It’s a fact that our bodies are 60% composed of water, that’s why doctors recommend that you take 8 glasses of water daily. Although there isn’t much evidence to support this advice, it’s essential for your body to stay hydrated all the time. There are plenty of ways through which you can drink water, it doesn’t necessarily have to be plain; it can also be in other fluids or food.

Here are seven reasons why you should drink enough water daily:

It maximizes physical performance

Water is important during intense exercise since the body loses water in form of sweat. In case you fail to drink water, your body becomes fatigued, you lose motivation and become less mentally and physically fit. In addition to that, you also need water after passives exercises as it helps you feel more relaxed and physically fit.

It prevents and treats headaches

Dehydration tends to triggers headaches in some people. Drinking water helps to relieve such kind of headaches since the brain is able to perform normal physiological functions.

It helps in treating kidney stones

A kidney stone is a type of urinary stones which forms in the kidney as a result of mineral crystals forming in the urinary system. Drinking plenty of water increases the frequency of urinating; therefore, the urine dilutes the concentration of minerals so the chances of cramps being formed are lowered.

Hydration affects your brain functions and energy levels

Brain functions are normally influenced by the body’s hydration levels. Research shows that even the lowest dehydration (1-3%) can affect normal body functions. As much as the massage benefits the brain, you also need to drink lots of water for improved brain performance.

It helps in relieving constipation

Constipation results to infrequent body movements and problems in passing stool. As part of treatment, doctors advise patients to drinks lots of water just as diarrhea victims are advised. Drinking plenty of water helps in pain management that comes from constipation.

It helps with weight loss

The body’s metabolic processes are improved by drinking plenty of water which ultimately helps in weight loss. Research shows that drinking half a liter of water increases metabolism by 24-30% for approximately 1-2hours. Furthermore, drinking water 30 minutes before a meal helps to reduce excessive eating habits.

Water helps in preventing hangovers

Most people who take alcohol complain of hangovers the following morning. Alcohol tends to dehydrate the body since its diuretic and results to symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and thirst. The best way of preventing hangovers is by drinking at least a glass of water in between drinks and before you go to bed.

Our advice from us at Clark Wellness is that; you need water to stay healthy even during passive exercise.


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Salina, KS 67401