Don’t rely on thirst alone to tell you how much you need to drink. To keep those muscles working and avoid fatigue; it’s extremely important to drink plenty of liquids before, during, and after the activity.
I tell my clients to drink water if they have a craving, a headache, are constipated, hungry, etc. Water is so beneficial, easy, and can be free, yet so easily overlooked.
It’s really a no brainer (actually your brain is 90% water!!!). Your body is about 70% water, the majority of your blood and every cell in your body is composed of water. Therefore, you need water to function properly.
As with most things, the amount of water for each person is very personal, but if your pee isn’t mostly clear, you most likely aren’t getting enough.
Some suggest 8 (8 oz) glasses a day while others suggest take your body weight (in pounds), divide it in half and drink that many ounces. you just need to listen to what your body needs.
Carrying a water bottle with you will make sure that you are drinking enough water and will cut your risk for dehydration, which can be a serious matter.
Below there is a list of benefits of water:
- Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
- Promotes Weight Loss
Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed before meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
- Flushes Out Toxins
Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
- Improves Skin Complexion
Moisturises your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-ageing treatment around!
- Maintains Regularity
Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
- Boosts Immune System
A regular water drinker is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
- Natural Headache Remedy
Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.
- Prevents Cramps & Sprains
Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
- Puts You In A Good Mood
When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!
- Save Money!
Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte!
So you can see, the benefits of drinking an adequate amount of water daily really are many.
Water doesn’t have to be boring. You can make your own water infusion. It is simple. Ingredients are water and fruits. Herbs are optional.