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Stay Slimmer With Water
- Trying to lose weight? Water revs up metabolism and helps you feel full.
- Replace calorie-laden beverages with water, and drink a glass before meals to help you feel fuller.
- Drinking more water also helps amp up metabolism especially if your glass is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the water up, burning a few extra calories in the process.
Water Boosts Your Energy
- If you’re feeling drained and depleted, get a pick-me-up with water. Dehydration makes you feel fatigued.
- Water helps the blood transport oxygen and other essential nutrients to your cells.
- If you’re getting enough water, your heart also doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood throughout your body.
Lower Stress With Water
- 85% of your brain tissue is water. If you’re dehydrated, both your body and your mind will be stressed.
- If you’re feeling thirsty, you’re already a little dehydrated.
- To keep stress levels down, keep a glass of water at your desk or tote a sports bottle and sip regularly.
Build Muscle Tone With Water
- Drinking water helps prevent muscle cramping and lubricates joints in the body.
- When you’re well hydrated, you can exercise longer and stronger without “hitting the wall.”
Nourish Your Skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles are deeper when you’re dehydrated. Water is nature’s own beauty cream.
- Drinking water hydrates skin cells and plumps them up, making your face look younger.
- It also flushes out impurities and improves circulation and blood flow, leaving your face clean, clear, and glowing.
Stay Regular With Water
- Along with fiber, water is essential to good digestion.
- Water helps dissolve waste particles and passes them smoothly through your digestive tract.
- If you’re dehydrated, your body absorbs all the water, leaving your colon dry and making it more difficult to pass waste.
Water Reduces Kidney Stones
- The rate of painful kidney stones is rising because people – including children aren’t drinking enough water.
- Water dilutes the salts and minerals in your urine that form the solid crystals known as kidney stones.
- Kidney stones can’t form in diluted urine, so reduce your risk with plenty of water!
Are You Drinking Enough Water?
- Generally, nutritionists recommend we follow the “8×8 rule.”
- Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
- You may need more water if you exercise or sweat heavily.
- You may need less water if you drink other beverages often.