Edited by Lynn Yudofsky, MD, Director of Behavioral Health at Found
While you read this you may want to fill up a glass of water. Drinking water is the most important component to our vitality. Our bodies are made up of 60%—75% water. Science shows that drinking enough water helps our minds and bodies feel nourished, clean and energized!
We can lose a significant amount of water by sweating while working out. Even losing a small percentage of water weight working out can lead to dehydration. Dehydration unfortunately impairs energy and reduces endurance. Next time you work out, focus on drinking plenty of water before and after so you can perform at your absolute best!
Dehydration can lead to fatigue, headaches, constipation, and heartburn among others. Drinking water can help both prevent and treat some of the most common discomforts. Staying well hydrated on a daily basis is one of the best natural remedies of all!
Water keeps our skin vibrant and elastic while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Some may say that it even makes skin glow! Also, water prevents bad breath and tooth decay by helping with saliva production. Who knew H20 was our best kept beauty secret?!
Water is essential for life. It regulates our body temperature, cushions our tissues, organs and muscles, aids digestion, helps our blood carry oxygen, and improves our immune system—just to name a few! One could say that drinking enough water a day may help keep the doctor away!
Drinking water will help you lose weight by increasing your metabolism which in turn will increase the amount of calories you burn a day. Drinking water before meals can also help you feel less hungry.