The Benefits of Drinking Water
Yesterday I was talking to one of my clients and she mentioned that she doesn’t drink any water unless she really becomes thirsty… ☹ It made me think about it and I did a small research and I found out that a big percentage (around 65%) of the people (who have access to clean drinking water) are actually dehydrated!
Well, it is super important to drink water! Adult humans are 60% water, and our blood is 90% water. This week we will see why drinking water is so important. There are so many reasons, so I will try to keep it short and simple 😊
So, what does water do?
- It lubricates the joints
- It forms saliva and mucus
- It delivers oxygen throughout the body
- It boosts skin health and beauty
- It cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues
- It regulates body temperature
- The digestive system depends on it
- It flushes body waste
- It helps maintain blood pressure
- The airways need it
- It makes minerals and nutrients accessible
- It prevents kidney damage
- It boosts performance during exercise
- Weight loss
- It reduces the chance of a hangover
How much should we drink?
Well, there is no universally agreed quantity of water that must be consumed daily but I would suggest:
- For adult women: 2-2,5 liters per day
- For adult men: 3-3,5 liter per day.
To wrap it up! As a large portion of our bodies is made from water, it is important that we have enough of it to function at an optimal level. And remember when we say drink water, we mean water - no soda, no juices, no sports drinks, and no alcohol … pure water!