The Benefits Of Drinking Water Everyday
Water is essential to all of us; it can help regulate our body temperatures, improve sleep, and prevent digestive issues. We've all heard of the advice to drink eight glasses of water a day. However, this might not apply to everyone in a broad sense. According to multiple nutritionists and doctors, the amount of water needed for the body to reap the benefits varies.
Factors include gender, age, preexisting conditions, and at times even our environments. The challenge of finding a healthy balance between dehydration and hyponatremia can be crucial to our health. The majority consensus among experts is to drink at least one half of your body weight in ounces of water. With that recommendation in mind, the positive impacts include:
The Metabolism System
Metabolism is the chemical reactions within our bodies that help produce the energy we need. Both nutrition and water are linked to metabolism, and without an adequate amount of water, the body would have less energy. Even with minor dehydration, our body's metabolism system will experience insufficient energy. Water is a part of every cellar process within our bodies, and dehydration makes this process slow, including metabolism (and energy). Think of it like your car: if you have enough oil and gas, it will run more efficiently. It's the same as if your body is a car with little to no oil.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, water's daily consumption can help manage weight and reduce calorie intake. When we're dehydrated, our bodies' organs, such as the liver, have difficulty performing their duties of ridding the bodies of toxins and producing glycogen. Yet when the liver isn't given water enough to produce glycogen [stored glucose] and other components of your energy stores, you get more cravings for sweets or salty food. So your chocolate or chips cravings could be caused by your lack of consumption of water.
Improvement In Skin
One could reach its goal for healthy-looking skin by doing the most simple daily task of drinking water. Studies have shown that drinking water improves the skins' elasticity and rid the skin of toxins. There is no known or precise knowledge of how much water one can drink to improve the skin. However, there has never been any negative correlations between water and the skin. One could most likely expect more of a glow and hydrated skin than dry and flaky dehydrated skin.
The kidneys are a vital part of how our bodies rid themselves of waste. A lack of water and higher consumption of sugary drinks like juices or sodas increases kidney stones' chances. Yet, kidney stones aren't the only digestive problems that could arise from dehydration. Constipation and bloating are also common among those who drink less water daily.
Overall, drinking water is beneficial to us all, whcih makes sense because most of our body is made up of water. So try carrying a reusable water bottle, spice up your water with lemons or other fruits. Because more likely than not, you might be a tad bit dehydrated and need a couple more ounces of water during the day. If you are looking to work on drinking more water in the day, it's not too late to join the DemcoFitness Challenge on our social media. You could earn points every day until the end of January, the winner and prize will be announced at the end of this month. Post your process and share by tagging DemcoFitness in your progress.
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