Drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water each day will bring multiple benefits. There are many positives to drinking water, and zero negatives! Here are some of them:
When you’re feeling a little off kilter, water can be the ideal pick-me-up. Dehydration will make you feel fatigued and sometimes quite unwell. A drink of water will help blood transport oxygen and other essential nutrients to the cells within your body. Stay well hydrated, and your heart won’t need to work as hard to pump blood around.
Reduce your stress levels
As 85% of brain tissue is made up of water, dehydration can place extra stress and strain on your body as well as your mind. To combat this keep a glass of water nearby and take regular sips.
Help build muscle tone
Drinking plenty of water will help to prevent muscle cramps, and will lubricate the joints within the body. If you undertake any exercise, you’ll be able to work out for longer by staying hydrated.
It isn’t just fibre that clears out your insides! Water is essential in aiding digestion. It will help dissolve waste and pass it through the digestive tract. Dehydration will leave your body clinging to, and absorbing all the water it can, which will leave your bowel motions more difficult to pass, and dry in the process.
Reduce the risk of kidney stones
The rate of people suffering with painful kidney stones is on the increase because we as a nation do not drink enough water. Water dilutes the salts and minerals in our urine which form the solid crystals known to us as kidney stones. To reduce the risk to ourselves, drink plenty, as kidney stones are less likely to form in more heavily diluted urine.
Water is nature’s very own anti-ageing product! Lines and wrinkles appear to be deeper if your skin is dehydrated. Hydrate your skin cells and plump them in the process. Your face will look younger in no time! Water will also act as a detox, flushing out impurities whilst improving blood flow and circulation, leaving you glowing!