Happy Friday! Guess what? I’m hooking up with Cynthia, Mar and Courtney again for their Friday Five linkup. I’m kinda excited to be linking up for the second consecutive week. Whoop Whoop! I’m making progress in my scheduling and tasking. You can join the party too! Make sure to check out their blogs for all the details. Today I’m talking about 5 reasons to drink more water. We all know water is a vital part of our body’s needs. Drinking water helps the balance of bodily fluids and water is crucial to those of us who participate in strenuous exercise. With the hottest season fast approaching, it’s even more vital that we are consuming enough water to balance out the body’s loss during sweat sessions.
- It will wash away your stress – Okay, maybe it won’t completely wash away your stress, but it will give you more energy, ease tension, slow your breathing, and reduce the strain on your heart.
- It helps to manage your weight – When you are well hydrated, your body performs closer to maximum efficiency, so aspects of your body, like your digestion and muscle function, are enhanced.
- It will keep you cool in the summertime. – Did you know that water helps regulate your body temperature? Just think of it this way. The evaporation of water (sweat) from your body lowers the temperature of our body.
- It lubricates our joints. – The cartilage tissues at the ends of long bones & between the vertebrae of the spine hold a lot of water; this acts as a lubricant during the movement of the joint. When the cartilage is will hydrated, the two opposing surfaces glide freely, and friction damage is minimal. If the cartilage is dehydrated, the rate of “abrasive” damage is increased, resulting in joint deterioration and increased pain.
- It keeps your face looking fresh – Water helps to keep the skin moisturized. This results in a fresher looking face, with smoother skin, and a nice soft glow. Drinking plenty of water isn’t the only factor that can help with improving your skin. Many people may decide that they want to use a purifying face wash (available at reneerouleau.com) alongside drinking water to help prevent the skin from getting dry, as well as giving them a refreshing look. It’s definitely worth a try if you want to make your skin feel smoother and healthier.
For some even more incredible reasons to drink more water, visit this page, I’m sure you’ll be amazed at how beneficial this incredible fluid is to our daily functions. Also, here are some guidelines to assist you with keeping up with your daily water intake:
Drink half your body weight in ounces (If you weight 140 lbs that equates to 70 ounces of water each day)
You can gauge your water intake by the color of your urine. If it’s bright yellow or darker, you’re most likely not drinking enough. You should aim (no pun intended) for a light yellow color.
Eat lots of water dense fruits and vegetables. Not surprisingly, watermelon has a large quantity of water. (duh)
Carry a water bottle around with you throughout the day. You’ll be more inclined to drink from a conveniently placed source, rather than opting for purchasing a soda or other carbonated beverage from a vending machine.
What are some other great tips or facts that you know about drinking water?