Water boosts your energy levels. Tiredness and fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of dehydration. Drink more water to keep you alert, awake and ready for the day ahead. Ensuring that you are hydrated before physical activity helps you to perform at your absolute best.
- Weight Loss
Water naturally reduces your appetite. Your body can become confused between hunger and thirst and you end up eating more than you need throughout the day. Dehydration causes fat cells to become harder to break down so you need to drink more water to lose weight. Water also increases your metabolism and has zero calories in the first place!
Headaches can be a symptom of dehydration so drink a glass of water to see if it clears. Regularly sipping water can reduce the severity of headaches and migraines.
- Brain Function
The brain is made up of about 85% water. If you become dehydrated it can affect your concentration and even your short term memory. Drinking water helps you think, focus and be more alert.
- Skin Benefits
Water flushes out toxins and bacteria in the body, reducing acne and moisturising the skin keeping it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Water is one of the best anti-aging treatments, reducing and even removing wrinkles!
- Removing Toxins
Water is an excellent detoxifier, flushing out toxins and waste mainly through sweat and urine. It promotes kidney function and reduces the occurrence of kidney stones by diluting the salts and minerals that cause them. It also reduces the risk of UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
According to the NHS, in climates such as the UK, it is recommend that we should drink approximately 2 litres of water per day (6-8 glasses) and more when you are exercising and in the heat.
Overall, drinking an adequate amount of water each day has so many health and lifestyle benefits. It is free, has zero calories and no sugar content.
If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon, lime or even cucumber.