Why is water so important-at any age?
I tell all my clients to drink water during the day, before working out and post workout. Many times they ask me why so Why do I tell them that?
Did you know that water makes up anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on the size of your body. Water has numerous health benefits with no added calories, carbohydrates or sugar.
Experts recommend drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water every day to maintain a healthy body. Water helps to keep our bodies well hydrated which is very important because almost every cell in our bodies needs water to function properly.
Just a Few Healthy benefits of drinking water are:
When there is less water in your body, there is a drop in your blood volume which in turn makes your heart work harder trying to pump oxygenated blood into your bloodstream as well as other major organs and causes them to work less efficiently. Fatigue is one of the first signs of dehydration. When you drink adequate amounts of water, your body will function better and reduce fatigue.
Aids in Weight Loss
In a clinical trial, it was found that if you drink two eight ounce glasses of water prior to your meals it can help suppress your appetite and hence support your weight loss goals. When you drink water it fills your stomach and decrease the tendency to eat more.
Water is also a great replacement for high-calorie drinks like sugary fizzy drinks, soda and alcohol all of which contribute to weight gain.
Promotes Healthy Skin
Water helps to keep the body well hydrated which improves blood flow to small blood vessels and promotes healthier, younger looking skin. Water also helps to replenish skin tissues, keeps your skin moist and increases the elasticity.
Regulates Body Temperature
Having an adequate amount of water in your body helps to regulate your body temperature. If we have a well-regulated body temperature, we will feel more energetic when exercising. Water is most helpful in keeping your joints and muscle lubricated which will help to prevent muscle cramps and other injuries.
Mild dehydration can have a negative effect on your mood and your ability to think. Studies indicate being dehydrated can take a toll on your mood and cognitive function.
Just think about how happy, healthy, and energetic you will feel every time you drink a glass of water!