The Importance of Staying Hydrated


               Keeping ourselves hydrated is vital for our health, considering our bodies consist of 60%-80% water, give or take. Just by drinking around eight, eight ounce glasses of water a day, you can reduce and prevent negative health risks both internally and externally. In addition to, decreasing your risk for both colon and bladder cancer.

                However, when not drinking enough water you may become dehydrated. When your body is 20% dehydrated you’re at increased risk of death due to dehydration. Becoming dehydrated can be caused by many things such as, illnesses, diarrhea, vomiting, sweating, frequent urination, Diabetes, and even burns. Dehydration can then trigger headaches, migraines, impaired mood, concentration and energy levels, as well as a possible reduction in memory and brain performance depending on the person.

               Drinking more water is beneficial in many different ways. A few healthy benefits of drinking more water would be the treatment of dry skin, muscle cramps, treatment and reduction of kidney stones, regulating blood pressure, and weight loss. Water can play a huge role when trying to lose weight, considering it helps boosts your metabolic rate. It is recommended to drink cold water due to the fact that your body burns more calories while attempting to increase your body temperature. By drinking a glass of water a half hour before meals; you will feel more full and the water will suppress your appetite further helping in the weight loss process.

                Behind the scenes, water does so much more than what we’ve already discussed. Further into the body, water is used to: transport nutrients and oxygen into cells, detoxify internal organs, help our organs to absorb nutrients better, protect and moisturize our joints, as well as keep our bodies at a regulated temperature.

                All in all, consuming an adequate amount of water a day can substantially benefit your health and prevent and reduce many risks for chronic diseases. Just by starting the day with a glass of water will help further your health.

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