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10 Reasons to Drink More Water

Drink more water for a healthy you!

10 Reasons to Drink More Water

10 Reasons to Drink More Water

Water is essential to a healthy body. I am a big proponent of drinking enough water for so many reasons. This is especially important for us moms because we’re always taking care of everyone else and we need to make sure we’re paying attention to what our bodies need.

Many people don’t know that by the time you experience the sensation of thirst, you are already dehydrated. That thirst is your body calling for re-hydration! Here are 10 life changing reasons to drink more water:

1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids

Water is essential for the proper circulation of nutrients in your body. Water serves as the body’s transportation system and when we are not hydrated properly, things just can’t get around as well and do their job.

2. Water Can Help Control Calories

It’s interesting, often we think we are hungry, when actually we are just thirsty. For those of you trying to shed some pounds, staying hydrated can serve as an appetite suppressant and can help with weight loss.

3. Have less joint pain

Drinking water can reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated. As we age this is important.

4. Prevent headaches

Sometimes headaches can be caused by dehydration, so drinking water can prevent or alleviate that awful pain. Next time your head hurts, try drinking some water.

5. Make your skin glow

Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Regular and plentiful water consumption can improve the color and texture of your skin by helping it build new cells properly. Yeah! Drinking water also helps the skin do its job of regulating the body’s temperature through sweating.

6. It can improve mood

Research says dehydration can affect your mood and make you grumpy and confused. Boo! Be happier and think more clearly by drinking a bit more water.

10 Reasons to Drink More Water

7. Prevent cancer

Yep, it’s true – various research says staying hydrated can reduce risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50%, and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well. This is great news!

8. Maintains Regularity

Our digestive system needs water to function properly. Waste is flushed out in the form of urine and sweat. If we don’t drink enough water, we don’t flush out waste properly and it collects in our body causing a multitude of problems. Ick! Also combined with fiber {which is also good for weight management}, water can cure constipation.

9. Boosts Immune System

Water flushes toxins from your body. Drinking enough, especially during the winter months, can help you stay healthier.

10. Save Money!

Water is free. Why spend money on high calorie, sugary drinks or fancy coffee when you have what you need right at home? Grab a water bottle before head out of the house and your covered! Nice!

5 Tips to Help You Drink More

If you think you need to be drinking more, here are some tips to increase your water intake and reap the amazing benefits of water:

Tips for Drinking More Water

  1. Have a beverage with every snack and meal.
  2. Choose beverages you enjoy; you’re likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste.
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
  4. Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.
  5. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day {for example – if you weigh 160lbs, drink 80 oz of water}.

To boost the health benefits of my water, I always add an essential oil – my favorites are lemon, Thieves, or Stress Away. If you want to learn more about how amazing essential oils can be in your daily life click here [1].

Stay healthy and be the best you!


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