4 Key Benefits Of Drinking More Water That Guarantee You A Healthier Life!
One of the simplest ways to live a longer, healthier and more energetic life is by increasing the amount of water you drink on a daily basis. It’s the cheapest way to improve your health and the rewards are numerous: increased energy, hunger control, prevention of bloating, improved digestion, better looking skin, and the list goes on.
Water is one of the few fundamental, vital things that all people absolutely need to survive and thrive, and yet only a very small percentage of the population is drinking recommended levels. While people have always instinctively known of water’s importance to their health, it is only recently that scientific research has caught up with this and been able to verify H20’s many specific benefits. Let’s take a look at 4 of the most important of these life and health enhancing benefits to hopefully impress upon you the need to ensure you take in enough water every day!
Water Is Effective In Aiding Weight Loss!
A study completed just under 3 years ago by researchers at Virginia Tech found that weight loss is aided by increasing water intake. They discovered that drinking 2 regular size glasses of water before eating breakfast, lunch and dinner had a positive effect on dieters with an extra 4.5 pounds being lost on average over 3 months compared to those not in-taking the extra water. It is suggested that water intake suppresses appetite which may cut down how much we eat at main meals and reduce snacking. Whatever the mechanism behind it, it is clear that drinking water will help you to lose unwanted weight. Many times our bodies are thirsty, but we perceive it as hunger. Deciding to drink water before each time you eat can suppress your hunger, therefore, cutting down on your portion sizes and keeping you from eating when you’re not actually hungry.
Water Ensures Clearer, Sharper Thinking!
The effects of insufficient water intake on cognitive functioning have long been studied and conclude that just a small 2% drop in water levels can have a detrimental effect on performance. For this reason it is imperative that you ingest enough water every day to make sure your performance isn’t hindered by the effects of dehydration. Not drinking enough water affects you, not only physically, but mentally, and possibly emotionally. Optional challenge: Try drinking 3-4 glasses of water before you go to work for the next 2 weeks and see if you notice an improvement in your focus and energy.
Water Improves Digestion!
If you find yourself becoming bloated or experiencing constipation, increasing your water intake can work wonders in ridding these unpleasant annoyances from your life. Water is one of the most crucial things needed for healthy digestion as is has a softening effect on stools and also aids the absorption of nutrients by breaking food down in the body.
Water Gives You Naturally Glowing Skin!
Water makes up, on average, around 55-60% of the human body with the percentage being slightly higher for males than for females. Even a small drop in the total volume of water in your body can have a profoundly negative effect on its overall functioning, especially for your skin and hair. Your skin requires adequate water in order to stay moist enough to avoid drying out and becoming rough, taut and flaky. Drinking enough water prevents this happening and makes sure your skin looks it’s best. Drinking enough water will also keep you from looking bloated. If your not drinking enough water, it’s said that your body will retain what you do have, almost in a survival-mode type way and that can lead to noticeable bloating in the face and stomach.
With the 4 major benefits listed above backed up by solid scientific evidence alongside a myriad of other advantages of adequate water intake, there really is no excuse to not at least drink the recommended minimum volume each day. 8 glasses a day; do you need it to survive? No. In my opinion, it is wise to do though. I would personally suggest 10+ glasses a day, especially if you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Stop wasting money on the latest vitamin, diet, and energy pills and start drinking some H20! You’ll be amazed at the difference sufficient water intake makes in your life. I mean water makes up about 55-60% of your body, it must be pretty important. If you start drinking plenty of water each day it will soon become an automatic habit which will positively benefit your health and well-being for the rest of your life!
Tony College plays a big role in the health movement, Lose Weight and Be Healthy. Managing communications and overseeing web development, Tony posts articles that encourage, educate, and equip Lose Weight and Be Healthy readers to live a healthy lifestyle. He has come to the conclusion that over the past 10 years the health industry has become over-commercialized and over-complicated. For thousands of years people have lived simple, healthy lifestyles without the latest pill to pop. Opposing the idea of needing the latest diet pill or fitness DVD, Tony promotes the significance of simply eating healthy and moderately exercising. In his free time you’ll often find him playing piano, guitar, reading, singing, and drinking way too much coffee.