Got Water? 10 Benefits to Drinking Enough Water

Rumor has it that water is a key component to a healthy lifestyle.  As much as we’d like to fight it, it is true.  There are so many health benefits to drinking enough water daily.

Your first question might be, how much is “enough” water?  According to the Mayo Clinic, the average human should drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.  Seems so easy, right?  But boy does time get away throughout the day and it’s always a struggle to drink enough.

Okay, so the real question… why should you care?  Why is water so important?  How does water affect your health?  Here’s what it does to your body…

  • Water is your body’s principal component and makes up 70% of your body weight
  • Water flushes toxins out of important organs
  • Water carries nutrients to your cells

Here are MORE benefits of water…

  • Increases energy & relieves fatigue
    • Drinking water helps you clear your mind and focus
  • Promotes weight loss
    • Filling up on water reduces hunger and boosts your metabolism
  • Improves skin complexion
    • Water hydrates and moisturizes your skin to give your skin a soft, smooth appearance versus dry and flaky
  • Boosts your immune system
    • Drinking plenty of water makes your body function well so you can fight any illnesses that come your way
  • Prevents cramps and sprains
    • Proper hydration builds strong bones and joints
  • Naturally alleviates headaches
    • A lot of headaches arrive due to dehydration. Staying hydrated will help avoid these headaches
  • Improves your mood
    • When you are healthy and your body is performing at its best, you will just feel great

Overall, water is the best thing for your body.  Did you know your body can live 3 weeks without food, but only 3 days without water?  Powerful stuff, huh?

Now get on with your day and make sure you grab a drink every chance you get!  Your body will thank you for it, I promise. 😊

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