The Importance of Drinking Water

It’s a fact that our bodies are composed of 60% water. That’s why doctors recommend that you drink eight 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. If 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 passive exercise 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 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 stone 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 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 drink 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 1-2 hours. 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 dehydrates the body since it’s a diuretic and results in 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