JBI Wellness

Don't Worry, Be Healthy

DRINK WATER!

on April 24, 2012

Why drink water?

Do you have a headache?  Are you feeling fatigue?  Bloated?   

  • Water dissolves toxins and helps the body to flush them away
  • Water physically and chemically brakes down the food we eat, speeding up the metabolism (GREAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS)
  • Water transports all of our nutrients to different parts of the body
  • Water in the blood transports the oxygen we breathe to all organs

How much water should I be drinking in a day?

An adequate intake for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) and for women roughly 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) — 8 cups is the bare minimum 

 

Harmful Effects that Result from Dehydration:

  • Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Constipation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Irregular blood pressure
  • Kidney problems
  • Dry skin
  • 20% dehydrated – Risk of death

Symptoms of Dehydration

Some symptoms telling you, you need more water:

  • Dry Skin: Skin is the largest body organ and requires its share of water.
  • Thirst: Thirst is the most obvious sign that you’re already dehydrated. It is always a good practice to drink more water when you are not thirsty, don’t wait until you’re thirsty.
  • Hunger: Most people mistake hunger for the indication to eat more, whereas in actual fact, they may be dehydrated. So before you have your meal, grab a glass of water.
  • Fatigue: Water gives you a boost in energy.
  • Dark Urine – Dark Yellow or Orange in Color: Urine is generally pale yellow to clear when you have sufficient water intake. Dark color or strong smell indicates that you need to drink more water.

 

11 BENEFITS OF DRINKING SUFFICIENT AMOUNTS OF WATER:

  • Better Productivity at Work: Your brain is mostly made up of water, thus drinking water helps you think better, be more alert and more concentrated
  • Lose weight: Drinking water helps you lose weight because it reduces hunger, makes you feel full, and boosts your metabolism.  Plus, water has zero calories.  When you think you are hungry, your body may in fact be telling you that you are thirsty!
  • Natural Remedy for Headache: Helps to relieve headache and back pains due to dehydration. Although many reasons contribute to headache, dehydration is the common one.
  • Look Younger with Healthier Skin: You’ll look younger when your skin is properly hydrated. Water helps to replenish skin tissues, moisturizes skin and increases skin elasticity.
  • Better Exercise: Drinking water regulates your body temperature. That means you’ll feel more energetic when doing exercises. Water also helps to fuel your muscle.
  • Helps in Digestion and Constipation: Drinking water raises your metabolism because it helps in digestion. Fiber and water goes hand in hand so that you can have your daily bowel movement.
  • Less Cramps and Sprains: Proper hydration helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated, so you’ll less likely get cramps and sprains.
  • Less Likely to Get Sick:  Drinking plenty of water helps fight against the flu and other ailments like kidney stones and heart attack. Water with lemon is used for ailments like respiratory disease, intestinal problems, rheumatism and arthritis etc.
  • Relieves Fatigue: Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body. If your body lacks water, your heart, for instance, needs to work harder to pump out the oxygenated blood to all cells, so are the rest of the vital organs, your organs will be exhausted and so will you.
  • Good Mood: Your body feels very good; you feel good!
  • Reduce the Risk of Cancer: Related to the digestive system, some studies show that drinking a healthy amount of water may reduce the risks of bladder cancer and colon cancer. Water dilutes the concentration of cancer-causing agents in the urine and shortens the time in which they are in contact with bladder lining.

 

BY: DON’T WORRY, BE HEALTHY

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