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The Benefits of Drinking Water

By Maya Goldstein

Doctors have been saying for years that drinking water makes a difference. It seems like have known that forever, but like many others, I do not drink enough water. It's my plan to, but when it comes down to it, sometimes I only drink one glass of water a day. Then I researched and found out everything I was missing.

Water raises brain function - Our body is made of water; we need it to function. When we are even a little dehydrated, a body water loss of 1 or 2 percent, we can become impaired and start getting headaches. We become moody. We have a harder time concentrating on even the simplest of tasks.  

Water helps to relieve constipation - This is a common issue and the best way to fix the problem is pretty simple: drink more water. Unsurprisingly, people who consume less water have a greater chance of being affected by this uncomfortable condition.

Water can aid in weight loss - Water makes us feel more full. Water boosts human metabolism. Water helps us to concentrate on our goals. When we are satiated, when our body is working with us, and when we can concentrate, weight loss is easier.

Water helps our joints work better - Cartilage is the part of the body that protects the joints. It acts as a cushion and is comprised of 80 percent water. When we are dehydrated, the cartilage can't function optimally and we get joint pain.

Water helps regulate body temperature - Water cools off the body in the form of sweat when we get too warm. When we don't drink water, we have a harder time sweating. In other words, the less water we drink, the harder it is to stay cool.

Water flushes waste - I am sure that everyone had heard that the body removes waste through the water. When we drink water, waste is flushed out. The less waste in our body, the healthier we are.

Water helps us exercise - Dehydration is the enemy to exercise success. We perform so much better when we drink water.  Some research even suggests that if we drink water while we exercise, we can gain 30 extra minutes of exercise time per workout.

Drinking water seems like an easy answer. We all know that water makes us healthy. In ancient times, water was fought over daily and millions killed to have it. We don't have to go through nearly as much to quench our need for it. We have it, we need it, and there are so many benefits of drinking water we should embrace it.

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