Many people do not realise the shear benefits of simply drinking the right amount of water every day. Below we list the advantages of getting more fluid into your system.
You will be less grumpy!
Research says dehydration can affect your mood and make you grumpy and confused, drinking water can allow you to think clearer and be happier by drinking more water.
You will perform better at the gym!
Proper hydration contributes to increased athletic performance. Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue. Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance.
You will lose weight!
Sometimes we think we are hungry, when actually we are thirsty. Our body literally cannot tell the difference between the two. Keeping yourself hydrated will make you less likely to snack and over-indulge.
You will have less joint pain!
Drinking water can reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated. This is actually how glucosamine helps reduce joint pain, by aiding in cartilage’s absorption of water.
Make your skin glow!
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Regular and plentiful water consumption can improve the colour and texture of your skin by keeping it building new cells properly. Drinking water also helps the skin do its job of regulating the body’s temperature through sweating.
How much water should I drink?
So just how much are you supposed to drink and how can you make sure you remember to drink the right amount. Here's a few handy tips to help you.
- The average consumption of water should be between 2-3 litres depending on your weight, not to mention how much exercise you do, how warm it is, etc.
- Carry a bottle everywhere with you as a reminder to keep drinking. Handy to have a 500ml bottle and remember to drink four of these a day as a general rule.
- Eat raw fruits and vegetables – they are dense in water. You can get water from food, not just from beverages, not to mention good dietary fibre, but that's a blog for another time.
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