Water is vital for good health and a long life. Although we can live for days without food, our survival depends on drinking water. Each and every cell needs water to perform its essential functions.
Benefits of a good “drinking habit”:
Stay hydrated – On these hot summer days, our body needs to replenish itself with water more than ever. When we become dehydrated, we do not have enough water in our body to carry out normal functions.
Regulate body temperature – For work-out fans, drinking water reduces cardiovascular stress and improves performance. And water reduces body temperature, making the exercise process safer and more effective.
Skin health – Water hydrates and irrigates impurities from the skin, keeping it healthy and glowing.
Nutrient absorption – Water transports essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins, proteins, and sugars for assimilation.
Acids in weight loss – If we have not been drinking enough water, our body has developed a pattern of storing water-which equals extra unwanted pounds. Drink more water to teach our body that it no longer needs to store water. Water is also a natural appetite suppresant.
Flushes wastes and toxins – Water helps us flush our system of the chemicals and toxins that we encounter every day in our modern world: car exhaust, dyed clothing, synthetic, formaldehyde-packed carpets-when we add up the toxins, it becomes dizzying! Our body will process and eliminate some of these hordes of chemicals that enter it. Without enough fluids to flush out our system, these accumulated toxins in our body will slow down our organ function, causing premature aging and resulting in chronic illness.
We should be drinking at least 60 ounces of water- about 8 glasses-a day.
So we really need to bring out the habit of drinking water for our healthy. To develop a good water-drinking habit, get two large, rigid thermos bottles with a 20-ounce capacity and fill them with water. Take along with us during the day to drink at work or study, and drink the other one at home or hostle. Do what we need to do so that our healthy in the good condition.