Gotta Get That Water!! …Or be fat, wrinkley, and sick? by Rikki Ferrier

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How much water do you usually drink? Would you say you drink enough? Too little? Too much? Do you actually know how much you should or shouldn’t be drinking? The standard “8 glasses a day” was modified many times. Did you know that? So how much do you need?Have you ever wondered what the repercussions would be if you weren’t getting enough? Well…it’s actually way worse than what I realized before studying this field. So I felt the need to share the news!Our bodies are made up of 70% water, right? Many people know this, eh? But are you drinking (or getting from your foods) 7/10 water compared to what you’re getting of other things such as protein, carbs, etc? It’s truly crucial that you are. Why? …keep reading 😉

1. Water Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue – Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
2.  Water Keeps You Young — Drinking plenty of water is great for your skin. If you don’t drink enough water, you’ll suffer from dry skin, and you’ll be likely to use more creams and lotions to moisturize. However, creams and lotions don’t strike at the root of the problem. Drinking plenty of water keeps your skin moisturized and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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3. Drinking Water Helps You Lose Weight — There’s a reason why most diets and fitness programs ask you to drink a lot of water. One of the benefits of drinking water is that it helps you lose weight.Water suppresses your appetite, so you don’t eat as much. Drinking plenty of water also prevents fluid retention, because your body won’t try to retain water if it’s getting enough.
Drinking water also helps your body burn stored fat. If you’re not drinking enough water, your liver will be forced to help your kidneys detoxify your body. When you drink plenty of water, your kidneys don’t need any extra help, so your liver will be able to metabolize stored fat more efficiently. Drinking water flushes toxins from your body and prevents constipation.
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4. Water Boosts Immune System – A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.5. Water Helps You Build Muscle — Another benefit of drinking water is that it makes your muscles stronger. That’s because water carries oxygen to the cells of your body, including those of your muscles. Drinking plenty of water enables your muscles to work harder and longer before they feel tired, and this can help you build muscle.
6. Water Makes You Smarter — Drinking water can increase your cognitive function. Your brain needs a lot of oxygen in order to function at optimum levels. Drinking plenty of water ensures that your brain gets all the oxygen it needs. Drinking eight to ten cups of water per day can improve your levels of cognitive performance by as much as 30%!Drinking plenty of water also supports nerve function. It ensures that your body’s electrolyte levels remain high enough to allow your nerves to relay messages to and from the brain in the way they were meant to.
7. Natural Headache Remedy – Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.
So how much water do you need? There’s actually a formula that was released! Take your weight in pounds. Divide that by 2. Drink that much water in ounces.
For example: I weight 120 lbs. 120/2 = 60. I should drink a minimum of 60 ounces of water per day. Now you try 😉
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