Water is essential for life. Here we give you the top 10 reasons why you need H2O
You’ve probably heard all the supermodels say that drinking water is their secret beauty weapon. While maintaining extraordinary bodies with superb skin throughout their modelling careers, it’s easy to see they’re onto something.
H2O revitalises the body and helps positively affect brain activity. Feeling thirsty often leads to obesity, whereby you feel hungry when you’re dehydrated and try to fill a tummy that really just needs a drink of water.
Sydney Personal Trainer and fitness aficionado Kristy Ferguson says, “Having a glass of water before eating will help prevent overeating, which can lead to weight gain.” Kristy, from KFX Fitness in Sydney, says there are 10 main reasons your body needs water.
Top 10 Reasons to Enjoy a Daily Dose of H2O
- Water helps maintain healthy skin by flushing toxins from your body
- Something many people don’t know is that a dehydrated liver works overtime, therefore decreasing its fat-burning potential and causing your body to store more fat
- Drinking water regularly can help reduce your risk of heart attack
- A hydrated body is more likely to endure less strain by lubricating joints and muscles, which has a cushioning effect
- Being hydrated well help you feel more energised and your brain will be more alert
- Maintaining your daily recommendation of water positively affects bowel movements, so you’re less likely to be constipated
- Water has been known as a magic elixir for centuries and drinking plenty of it does helps reduce your risk of disease and infection
- The precious liquid helps regulate your body temperature, so if you’re busy running around all day water will decrease the likelihood of dizziness
- Staying hydrated is the easiest way to maximise your performance during training, therefore water helps build more muscle
- The calming tonic of a thirst-quenching glass of water can help improve overall wellbeing, as demonstrated in previous nine points
How Much is Enough?
OK, so before heading to the nearest tap, you want to know how long you have to stay there.
The American Institute of Medicine recommends that men drink 13 cups (3L) of fluid a day and women drink 9 cups (2L) to stay adequately hydrated. Naturally, you don’t have to drink all this in one go. Kristy recommends keeping a stainless steel water flask filled with purified water handy wherever you go.