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Why Water Wins the Wellness War

By Virginia Laird

Boring, plain, unexciting, and bland are all some of the many excuses people use to not drink water.  The benefits of drinking water far exceed the excuses. For your body to stay healthy and well, your water intake should be at least eight 8-ounce cups of water a day. Some studies even recommend that you drink 50 to 75 percent of your weight in ounces of water. Five reasons to drink water include:

  • Water helps maintain body temperature
  • H20 helps control calorie intake
  • Water helps energize your muscles
  • Beautiful skin maintenance requires water
  • Water helps your kidneys

Water Helps Maintain Body Temperature

We have all been the victim of a fever. Fevers are caused by a great number of reasons, including dehydration. Even a subtle fever puts a damper on your daily activities. Consuming plenty of fluids is the only way to help your body manage its temperature.

H20 Helps Control Calorie Intake

Water has no calories but it has long assisted dieters to lose weight in a big way. Water is filling. Drinking one glass of water before you eat can help you eat less. Choosing foods that are water rich are typically low in calories. These foods often appear to be large in volume while maintaining a low calorie count. These foods include many fruits and vegetables as well as oatmeal and broths.

Water Helps Energize Your Muscles

Muscles need fluids before, during and after a workout. Keeping adequate water in your body will help prevent muscles from tiring. Muscles will fatigue easily if you are dehydrated. This causes a state of exhaustion in your body that is difficult to overcome. As you take in more water you will notice that your body feels more awake and ready to go.

Beautiful Skin Maintenance Requires Water

Skin needs moisture to preserve its youthful radiance. Staying hydrated helps your skin to stay moist. Although drinking enough water will not make wrinkles disappear, it can help your skin radiate and maintain a healthy glow.

Water Helps Your Kidneys

Your kidneys play an important role in your body function. Without properly functioning kidneys, life comes to a standstill. A lack of water can cause your kidneys to have many different ailments. Kidney stones can be caused by a lack of appropriate hydration.

Water wins the wellness war because it is the No. 1 thing you can add into your diet that will, without a doubt, have positive effects on your health.

To learn more about your health and wellness, visit your local The Joint Chiropractic.

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