Staying hydrated is essential to a healthy body and mind
Reasons To Stay Hydrated:
- Avoid headaches: Dehydration it draws your body’s water reserves, which causes many common minor ailments, like headaches.
- Prevent heartburn and indigestion: Digestion utilizes strong acids to break down food and without sufficient water, those systems get out of balance and cause painful symptoms like heartburn and indigestion.
- Reduce appetite: Water stimulates metabolic function and naturally suppresses appetite. Needing to drink more water is often confused for feeling “hungry.”
- Regulate elimination: Problems in digestion that take place in and below the large intestine, like constipation, are often a result of inadequate hydration. Drinking enough water helps promote regularity in elimination.
- Energize: Caffeine, a diuretic, actually reduces the amount of water in your system, which can make you feel more tired. Drinking plenty of water is a guaranteed way to get your energy levels up in the morning and keep them up throughout the day.
- Keep Your Skin Young: The amount of water you put in your body is most visible on the surface: your skin. Proper hydration helps prevent wrinkles and blemishes and promotes a healthy glow.
- Lubricate Joints: Your joints are fluid filled. You must be hydrated in order for them to work properly. This is especially true of the discs between your vertebrae. If you suffer from low back pain drinking water can help. This is also true for your knees and other joints.
How To Stay Hydrated
Dividing your weight in pounds by two tells you roughly how many ounces of water your body needs on a daily basis. For example, a person weighing 160 pounds should consume around 80 ounces of water in a day.