Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Keeping Hydrated For Optimal Health

We all need to drink water to survive.  We all need to drink more water to thrive.  It is no secret that drinking plenty of water throughout the day is a good thing to do, but did you know that drinking plenty of clean water has some extra health benefits as well?  Here are a few benefits that will help keep your health on track by drinking water and staying hydrated.

  
Weight Loss:  Consuming an average of 7.5 cups of water daily helps to reduce food cravings and can reduce your overall caloric intake for the day by about 200 calories.  Doing this over time in unison with a good exercise program you could see some dramatic results in weight loss.

Body Detox:  Drinking plenty of water is not only good for losing weight but it is also helpful in removing harmful toxins from the body.  Drinking plenty of water helps boost kidney and liver functions which are two huge components for detoxifying the body.  Keeping hydrated with plenty of water helps the body eliminate the toxins faster.

Clear Skin:  Drinking plenty of water has been shown to help your skin stay clearer of blemishes and breakouts and give you a fresh youthful appearance.  Our skin is the biggest organ in our bodies and requires lots of hydration both inside and out.  Not only is it important to take care of the outside of our skin but the inside as well.  Drink plenty of water daily to help your skin look its best.

As a good rule of thumb we should all strive to drink the recommended 8 glasses of water per day to stay within the optimal hydration levels but this level can vary greatly depending on age, gender and activity levels.  If you are extremely athletic and active all the time your water needs are going to be well over 8 eight ounce glasses of water needed per day.  Experiment a little bit and see how your body feels by drinking more water.  Bottom line, most of us do not drink nearly enough of this wonderful stuff to meet our daily requirements which makes the bodies job harder to do and can throw everything out of balance.  By drinking more water we can not only stay hydrated but also help the body achieve optimal health.  



4 comments:

  1. Sometimes it's hard to drink SO MUCH WATER, but when you read the perks of it over and over it helps! Thank you :)

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  2. You're Welcome Bethany! I know what you mean about it being hard to drink so much water all the time but I think it is definitely worth trying to at least up my intake. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. What a good blog you have here. Please update it more often. This topics is my interest. Thank you.

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  4. Hi Jack! Thanks for stopping by! I will definitely be updating much more often with lots more to offer! Thank you!

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