Next time you find yourself in the mid-afternoon feeling tired and fuzzy-brained, try pouring yourself a glass of water. It’s amazing how often we feel tired or find it difficult to focus, and it’s simply because we’re thirsty. Nothing satisfies thirst like a simple glass of water, does it?
During the hot summer, water should be the first thing we reach for when we want a beverage. It rehydrates us, cools us down, perks us up, and helps us think clearly. Think those are the only benefits? Not even close. The benefits of drinking water go way beyond that.
Water does wonders for your skin. When you get enough water can replenish your skin tissue, moisturize your skin and increases your skin’s elasticity.
Water can help you lose weight. Drinking water helps you feel full, and you’ll be less likely to overeat. It also helps boost your metabolism.
Drinking water before a work out will help lessen muscle fatigue when you’re exercising. It keeps muscles hydrated and they’re function better.
Water helps flush toxins from your body. The more water your drink, the better your kidneys can do their job. Enough water helps with digestion and wards off constipation.
Water might prevent a headache. Proper hydration can ward off migraines. Water keeps your joints lubricated which could ward off osteoarthritis as well as sprains and strains.
What are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen and pour yourself a tall glass of water. Sit back for a moment and see if your energy level or mood changes. Don’t stop there. Drink six to eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day to get the maximum benefits of water.