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Water- It Does A Body Good!

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Water- It Does A Body Good!

We have all been told that drinking water is important to stay hydrated, but very few people are actually aware of how crucial adequate water consumption is to your body. Today I am going to go over the main benefits of getting enough water each day.

Helps Maximize Workouts
Without enough water, physical performance suffers. During intense exercise you can lose up to 6-10% of your water weight through sweat. This can cause fatigue and make each workout feel much more difficult. Staying hydrated while you train will keep energy levels up and can reduce oxidative stress.

Effects Energy & Brain Function
Mild dehydration can significantly impair brain function, mood & concentration, and cause headaches. Just 1-3% of fluid loss can cause these effects. When there is less water in the body, there is a drop of blood volume which causes the heart to work harder to pump oxygenated blood out in the bloodstream, and other major organs also work less efficiently. Thus, drinking adequate water can help your body function better and reduce fatigue.

Aids in Weight Loss
Drinking water prior to meals can help suppress appetite and hence support your weight loss efforts. When you drink water, it fills up your stomach and can reduces the amount you consume each meal. It also increases the rate at which the body burns fat, and promotes the breakdown and elimination of fat cells.

Flushes Toxins from the Body
Water is an excellent detoxifier as it helps flush toxins from the body and gets rid of waste through sweat and urine. It also promotes kidney function and reduces kidney stones by diluting the salts and minerals in urine that cause kidney stones.

Promotes Healthy Skin
One of the best ways to keep your skin glowing is to stay hydrated. Water improves capillary blood flow, which promotes healthier and younger-looking skin. Water helps replenish skin tissues, moisturizes skin and increases the elasticity in your skin. It also helps prevent and treat soft lines, scars, acne, wrinkles and other aging symptoms.