Drink more water

Since childhood your mum will tell drinking water is good for you. The benefits of taking in some H20 include preventing dehydration and keeping body fluids maintained. Out of these nutrients, your body uses water to help heal itself from damage or disease and to maintain youthfulness and help carry you into old age in health. As simple as it seems, there are amazing health and beauty benefits of drinking water. Let’s start:

WATER HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS

Picking water over a juice or soda water will help you drop some unwanted pounds. Plus, water makes you feel full, so you’re less likely to snack if you keep your body hydrated.

WATER KEEPS YOUR MUSCLES IN CHECK

Drinking water builds healthy muscle because it carries oxygen to the cells that build and strengthen muscle tissue. Water helps to make the muscles stronger – An imbalance of electrolytes leads to discomfort, such as muscle fatigue. Water helps maintain this proper balance needed to strengthen muscles.

WATER AS LUBRICANT

Water lubricates the cartilage and joints for healthy joint movement. Back pain and rheumatoid joint pain has been shown to be relieved with proper water intake. Picture a hydraulic lift, and you get a pretty good visionary pictures of how water supports the spine. Water is stored in the discs cores within the spine to create a hydraulic property to support spinal joints and help to support upper body weight.

Drinking water prevents constipation by providing the proper amount of fluids to the gastrointestinal tract. Drinking water maintains a balance of fluids in our body to aid in digestion, circulation, transfer and absorption of nutrients, maintaining a proper body temperature, and to create saliva.

WATER AS STRESS RELIEF

Water is a natural stress reliever. Even the sound of rushing waves or running water triggers a soothing response in the body and lowers stress.

WATER AS BRAIN BOOSTER

Water boosts mood and brain power. It is estimated that the brain makes up only about 1/50 of the entire weight of the body, but uses 1/20 of the blood supply. Drinking water helps you think clearly to learn as it increases cognitive function because it helps to deliver the oxygen the brain needs. Studies have shown that drinking 8 to 10 cups of water a day improves brain performance by as much as 30 percent. Additionally, drinking water supports proper nerve function, making it easier for the brain and the nervous system to communicate.

WATER KEEPS WRINKLES AWAY

Drinking a bottle of water a day won’t erase wrinkles, but by keeping your skin hydrated it’s less likely to dry out and sag. Water also helps bring out the natural glow in your skin, which means a healthier complexion.

The good news is you don’t have to drink bottles upon bottles of water everyday. A lot of the food you consume, especially fruits and vegetables, are a good source of water too.

WATER AS DETOX

Water helps to lessen the burden on your kidneys and liver to flush out toxins and other waste products, like uric and lactic acid, from your body

BEFORE WE ENDS

Hydrating your skin from the inside out isn’t an excuse to skip topical moisturizers. After all, the water you drink may not affect your outermost layers of skin, the ones that get dried out from skin cleansers, says Few. Moisturizing your skin both internally and externally is a critical combination for healthy, beautiful skin.

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