4 reasons to drink more water every day.

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4 reasons to drink more water every day.

drink WaterDid you know that water is currently the number one popular drink in America? For more than 20 years, soda products dominated the beverage market, but now you will see more and more people carrying around plastic bottles of water. Our bodies, believe it or not, are composed of 60-70 percent water, and according to a study, nearly 75 percent of humans are dehydrated. The standard for drinking 8 cups of water a day is a good one, but it doesn’t apply to everyone. Drinking water is crucial for our health, and the benefits of staying hydrated are beyond what you might think. Below are four reasons to drink more water.

1. Increases performance

Are you a serious athlete, or do you like to exercise? Proper hydration contributes to peak athletic performance. Water does so much for the body while exercising; it regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints while active. Simply put, if your body isn’t hydrated, you are already under-performing. Ever experience muscle cramps, dizziness or even nerve problems while working out? Well, if you have, it’s because you haven’t drunk enough water. A golden standard for how much water you should drink while working out is 8 ounces of water, for every 15 minutes, during exercise.

drink waterThe best and easiest way to check if you are dehydrated is looking at the color of your urine. Clear or light yellow urine is a sign of being hydrated, and dark yellow or amber-colored urine is a clear sign of dehydration.

2. Water is good for your mental health

Everyone can remember a time when they were dehydrated. Whether, on a hot blistering day or when you just had a mild headache from not drinking enough. H2O and brain functions are linked, and lack of water to the brain can cause numerous negative symptoms, such as having a difficult time focusing, memory problems, brain fog, headaches, anger, depression and even sleep issues.

When the brain doesn’t get enough water, it’s as if your car is running empty. It is eventually going to crash, and you will end up needing water. When you are fully hydrated, your brain is firing on all cylinders; you will be able to think faster, be more focused and experience greater concentration and creativity.

3. You’re dependent on it

drink waterIt takes a huge three whole weeks of no food to kill you, but did you know you will die in less than a week with no water? So, a human being’s existence is solely dependent on how much water they drink.

4. Water helps flush out waste and other bacteria.

Water helps the body rid itself of toxins, and the body’s digestive system relies on water to run properly. These toxins are flushed out via sweat and urine, but if you aren’t drinking any water, you don’t flush out any waste.

How do you think nutrients are transported throughout the body? Well, it’s by water, and without water, your poop can dry up and get stuck, and guess what—that causes constipation. Water is a natural stool softener that helps smooth things on the way out.

In conclusion, if you want your body to run at 100 percent of its potential, just drink a sufficient amount of water. Your life depends on it.

by Benny Emerling

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In order to preach good health you must be in good health. Benny Emerling is in several sports leagues, lift weights and loves being outside. His main goal in life is to help people achieve sobriety. He currently works at www.eliterehabplacement.com.

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