5 Reasons To Drink Water
The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without water. The body is made up of 50-75% water. Water forms the basis of blood, digestive juices, urine and perspiration, and is contained in lean muscle, fat and bones. The functions of these bodily fluids include:
Regulating Body temperature
Here are the 5 reasons why you need to drink water.
1. Water helps maintain the balance of body fluids.
Water is essential to most bodily functions. The body has no way to store water and needs fresh supplies every day. Dehydration can happen when the body’s fluids are low. It can be life threatening, especially to babies, children and the elderly. Water maintains the health and integrity of every cell in the body.
2. Water energizes muscles.
Cells that don't maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue and cramps. As with most things in your body, muscles require a certain balance in order to function at their optimal levels. Whether you’re hydrating before you hit the gym or prior to an important race, without enough water, your muscles are not getting the electrolytes you need to maintain balance – which results in weakening strength and control, and even dehydration. If you drink the appropriate amount of water, your muscles become energized, allowing you to be more awake, alert and perform at a higher level.
3. Water keeps your skin looking good.
Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss keeping you skin nice and moist.
4. Water helps your kidneys.
Your kidneys do an amazing job cleaning toxins from your body and a sufficient intake of fluids keeps them working efficiently. Water helps the kidneys remove wastes from your blood in the form of urine. Water also helps keep your blood vessels open so that blood can travel freely to your kidneys, and deliver essential nutrients to them. But if you become dehydrated, then it is more difficult for this delivery system to work.
5. Water prevents constipation.
It helps maintain normal bowel function. Dehydration is a leading cause of constipation. The digestive system needs plenty of water to keep food waste moving through it. Otherwise, the stool can become hard, lumpy, and difficult to pass. Drinking plenty of water and healthful juices can help relieve constipation in many cases.
Don't forget to stay hydrated, drink fluids frequently and keep a water bottle with you. To get started on a fitness program and live the healthiest and happiest life, feel free to reach out to the team and we will be happy to guide you.