Water, what would we do without it? It goes without saying that water is an essential part of life. Staying hydrated is so crucial for our bodies to function at their best so why do so many people not consume enough liquids each day. Did you know up to 60% of our bodies are made up of water? The 22nd of March is World Water Day so this is your friendly reminder to make drinking water a daily priority in your life! And here is why.
Help You Lose Weight
There is evidence to suggest that drinking more water can improve your metabolic rate which is the rate at which you burn calories whilst doing nothing. It can also increase satiety, keeping you full for longer periods of time. Here is a water hack for people trying to lose weight! Drinking water half an hour before each meal can help keep you full for longer which leads to eating fewer calories when you get to eating your meal.
An Energy Boost
Losing even 2% of your body’s water can significantly affect your physical and mental performance. You are more likely to get a headache, experience mood swings and lose concentration. Drinking enough water not only prevents this but can boost your performance and productivity. You are less likely to experience fatigue and therefore will be able to work for longer periods of time.
Did you know skin is our largest organ? Adults carry around 2 square metres of it and that is a lot! Being one of the largest organs we definitely should be taking the time to take care of it. Drinking water helps to maintain your skin’s elasticity so people who drink more water are less likely to suffer from scars, wrinkles and show less signs of ageing. The easiest way to get you skin glowing is drinking water. If you don’t believe me just try drinking more water for only 1 week and I guarantee you will notice a difference!
Feed Your Kidneys
Kidneys regulate the fluid in your body and water helps to remove waste from your blood out of your body in the form of urine. It also helps keep your blood vessels open so that blood can travel to all the different parts of your body so that nutrients can be delivered to them. Dehydration reduces the volume of urine passing through the kidney and this can lead to the formation of mineral crystals that can turn into clumps. These are known as kidney stones.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Not drinking water can lead the blood to become thicker which increases blood pressure. Studies have shown that adding minerals such as magnesium and calcium to water can aid in lowering blood pressure further.
Water is life! Take on this challenge for one week only and notice how your skin will start to glow and how you will feel healthier and lighter. If you are on weight loss journey or dieting, then we have more information on how water is the best secret weapon here. So, did we manage to convince you to up your water intake?
By Pooja Depala