The benefits of water are enormous
Water is our body’s vital fuel, a health drink from mother nature. It’s calorie-free, inexpensive and easily obtained. Yet few people follow the old fashioned advice to drink eight glasses of water a day.
Most people drink when they are thirsty, but the beverage of choice tends to be some drink other than water. Climate and seasons of the year play a role in one’s thirst also, and just as we tend to perspire more in the summer months, we also tend to drink more water.
Boosting intake of plain, clean water makes good sense. Many experts concur, because the benefits of water ease digestion and regulates body temperature.
Water also bathes the cells and accounts for about 60 percent of body weight. It can help us exercise longer and more efficiently. Drinking water can ward off constipation and maybe even crankiness.
Since it’s a natural appetite suppressant, one of the great benefits of water is that it can help us lose weight and keep it off. It can help keep skin healthy, although it won’t necessarily banish acne.
Who would benefit the most from drinking the right amount of water? Pregnant women, nursing mothers and athletes should be especially careful to drink a sufficient amount. When it is hot or humid, increasing water intake is also wise. There are certain workers who seem to have a more difficult time developing the water-drinking habit. Among those who don’t normally drink enough water are teachers, airline attendants and nurses
The benefits of water during exercise reduces cardiovascular stress and improves performance. After a strenuous workout, you have to replace the fluids you have lost. Otherwise, you will suffer chronic dehydration. Drink water before, during and after exercising, and remember that water reduces body temperature thus making the whole exercise process safer.
Another benefit of drinking the right amount of water is that it can be especially helpful for people with a history of kidney stones. This is because it dissolves calcium in the urine, reducing the risk of stone formation.
Among physicians, urologists are probably most likely to extol the virtues and benefits of water, and it has been documented that drinking water mostly before 6pm. can reduce the likelihood of nocturnal bathroom visits. It is interesting to note also that water helps prevent urinary tract infections, both for men and for women.
Too busy to count how many glasses a day you drink? There are other ways to calculate if your intake is sufficient. Dark-colour urine often suggests you aren’t drinking enough water. Get into the habit by starting with a glass of water with every meal, then work in a cup between meals.
Drinking more water during the day does not mean though that you have to carry a bottle around all day, sucking on it like a baby. This is not a security thing, it is serious drinking. There are enough breaks in a day for you to drink the required amount without sucking on a bottle in public. That is just a sign of insecurity, one that you do not really want to display.