Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water?Your body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues. Water helps to regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. So, with the hot summer months fast approaching, we must make sure that we consume enough water and stay hydrated.
Here are 4 health benefits of drinking 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 a bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
- Water Prevents You from Becoming Dehydrated: Your body loses fluids when you engage in vigorous exercise, sweat in high heat, or come down with a fever or contract an illness. If you’re losing fluids for any of these reasons, it’s important to increase your fluid intake so that you can restore your body’s natural hydration levels.
- Maintains Regularity: Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
- Boosts Immune System: A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy much of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
How much water do you need?
There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking every day. Most doctors and professionals recommend, at least, eight 8-ouncwe glasses a day, which equals about 2 liters or half a gallon. If you’re not sure about your hydration level, look at your urine. If it’s clear, you’re in good shape. If it’s dark, you’re probably dehydrated.