The benefits of drinking water are an often discussed topic in
the media. We're told to drink up because it's good for weight
loss, it will clear up our skin, and more. Do an Internet search on
the topic and you'll find countess reasons why you should drink
But after all of that, here's the bottom line: water is
essential for every single cell in our bodies; it
facilitates absorption of nutrients and
helps expel toxins. We feel energized when we drink the water
our body needs. If we don't drink enough water, our bodies retain
it to conserve resources.
I am notoriously bad at drinking the suggested amount of eight
cups a day. I rarely feel thirsty, and hearing, "drink your water!"
from my friends is almost a daily occurrence. As we are all now
enjoying spring, spending more time outside and being active, it is
vital to understand what drinking water does for us.
Here are the two benefits I most often come across:
Although I understand the importance of the above, I find it
hard to develop a habit out of drinking water. I can go a whole
afternoon without a sip of water and then feel tired in the
evening. If you are like me, check out the tips below:
- At work …
- Fill a cup of water at the same time you make your morning
coffee and then drink regularly with every snack or meal.
- Use a paper cup, and every time you finish it, make a note with
a marker of how many cups you have had that day.
- At home or on the go …
- Become best friends with a re-fillable bottle and carry it
everywhere you go.
- Place water bottles around your home so they are a constant
reminder as you go about your activities.
The health of our body and of our mind is affected by how much
water we consume. As they say, the more, the better … so, raise
your glass and drink up!