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The Importance of Drinking Water

  1. Improve Bodily Functions Drinking sufficient water helps your body get the right balance of nutrients.
  2. Weight Loss/Control Water helps with the process of losing weight, by helping the body to efficiently process the food you eat.
  3. Energizes Muscles It is essential to consume water during exercise to replenish the fluids you’re losing.  In fact as a “rule of thumb” the American College of Sports Medicine recommends 17 ounces (in addition to your normal water intake) before and during any strenuous sporting activity.
  4. Help Kidney Function A moderate increase in water consumption can clear sodium, urea, and toxins from the body, decreasing the likelihood of kidney-related problems and even kidney stones.
  5. Regular Bowel Movements For proper bowel movements, your body needs two things: fiber and water. If your body is short on fiber, your body will pull water from stool, giving you constipation. Even if you’re lack fiber, your body can relieve constipation if has sufficient water.
  6. Removal of Toxins Lean and pure water does a great job of flushing out toxins from the body through sweat, bowel movements, and urine.
  7. Increasing Energy A body begins to show thirst at around 1-2% dehydration. According to studies, even before you begin to feel thirsty, the effects of mild dehydration can decrease energy, mood, and thinking. The more dehydrated a body gets, the lower the energy levels will ebb.
  8. Reduces Headaches Not all headaches are caused by dehydration, but mild or severe dehydration CAN cause headaches. Frequent headaches may be caused by other symptoms, but they could be caused by chronic dehydration.
  9. Prevent Cramping In sports, cramps are caused by three things. 1. Depletion of potassium 2. Improper stretching 3. Lack of water.  Increase your water intake and you’ll avoid one of the major causes of cramping.
  10. Strengthen the Immune System Water is key to health. Dehydration compromises the body’s immune system. There are quite a few immune system benefits from proper hydration. Oxygenates the blood Removes toxins from the blood Increases Lymph production Helps fight insomnia Lubricates joints Increases Serotonin Production (fights depression)

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