Water is life; after all, it makes up 71% of the Earth’s surface and about 60% of our bodies. Despite that, we still struggle to drink enough water every day. If water isn’t your favorite beverage, then you may want to consider these very important reasons to stay hydrated.
Reason #1 — It could help you lose weight. Not only does water keep your liver and digestive systems (both of which are essential to weight loss) functioning properly, it also helps you feel full, which prevents you from overeating. Additionally, many people mistake dehydration for hunger and eat when they actually need a nice tall glass of water. Ask any dietician and they’ll tell you: Water is 100% necessary when it comes to weight loss.
Reason #2 — Water can prevent headaches. When you become dehydrated, your brain literally shrinks (think of a natural sponge as it dries) and triggers the pain receptors that cause headaches. It also causes your blood volume to drop, reducing the flow of blood to the brain. Staying hydrated will minimize your chance of headaches, including migraines.
Reason #3 — Water improves your cognitive functions. Your brain is mostly water, so without it, you become foggy. It becomes difficult to focus on simple tasks (“Why do I keep reading the same sentence again and again?”), remember small details (“Did I set the alarm?”), and make basic calculations (“How early do I need to leave to avoid traffic?”). To keep your wits about you, be sure to stay hydrated around the clock.
Reason #4 — Staying hydrated can boost your athletic performance. It reduces fatigue, giving you the energy to finish that 10K or get in that last set of deadlifts. It also lowers your heart rate during cardiovascular activity, regulates your blood pressure, and maintains normal muscular function. Drinking water before, during, and after your workout will help you get the most out of your workout (and maybe even prevent muscle soreness).
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