Health experts say that you should drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day. But it can be hard to hit this mark. 

The truth is, most of us need to drink more water! 

And a lot of us may not realize all of the health benefits of drinking water. You know that your body needs water to stay hydrated. But do you know all of the ways in which you actually benefit from staying hydrated?

Well, step into my classroom! This is H20 101. 😜

The body is about 70% water and you need it to function properly. The brain is mostly water too so drinking water helps you to think better and focus. Water also flushes toxins, improves skin, boosts the immune system, and is a headache remedy! 

Here are some of the many ways in which water can make your life better:  

✅ Better Exercise

When you are hydrated, you can last longer and go harder in your workout. Your muscles lose water when you sweat so by staying hydrated, you increase the life of your workout and maintain muscle stamina. Drinking enough water will also prevent cramping and strains.  Just by losing 2% of the total water in your body, you can decrease performance when exercising by over 25%!

✅ Potential for Weight Loss

While water itself does not cause weight-loss, it can provide an assist. Choosing to drink water instead of beer, wine, or sugary sodas and juices will lower your intake of empty calories. Drinking water before a meal will also make you feel like you are full and can make portion control easier.  

✅ Better Digestion

Often times, constipation is a side effect of not drinking enough water. Staying hydrated will prevent this from occurring and allow for better digestion. 

✅ Prevent or Ease Headaches

Dehydration can cause headaches. Staying hydrated can limit the number of headaches that you have – and drinking water when you get a headache can help to ease the pain. 

✅ Maintain Memory

Studies have shown that healthy hydration is linked to maintaining a healthy memory as you age. So remember – drink more water!

✅ Flushes Toxins

Have you ever gotten a massage? One of the first things that they tell you is to drink lots of water. This is because they are releasing toxins from your muscles and your body needs water to flush toxins. Staying hydrated allows your body to flush toxins, which benefits almost every system in your body – including your skin!

✅ Kidney Function

Your kidneys are the waste management center for your body. The process and move our waste and urine to the proper next steps and need enough water in our bodies to do so.  

✅ Your Appearance

Dehydration can cause circles under your eyes, limp hair, dull skin, and acne. Hydration can make a huge difference in your appearance.

  ✅ Your Appearance

Dehydration can cause circles under your eyes, limp hair, dull skin, and acne. Hydration can make a huge difference in your appearance.

How much should you drink?

Recommended amounts vary from person to person. Let’s say you have two women who are about the same height and weight, it would be easy to say they should each drink .5-1oz of water per pound of body weight per day (which is a great general guideline). 

But if one person is out in the heat all day or works out at much higher-intensity than the other, she will most likely need more water to stay well hydrated. 

 The best way to know if you are drinking enough is by the color of your pee (it should be pretty clear – not bright yellow)and how you feel (do you have energy?). 

Check this out, such a cool and neat water bottle I have seen!
I just got myself one since I am not good about drinking as I should.

The water bottle has motivational quote & time marker with the unique inspirational quote and time marker on it, this water bottle is great for measuring your daily intake of water, reminding you to stay hydrated and drink enough water throughout the day.

A must-have for any fitness goals including weight loss, appetite control, and overall health.

Win yourself this water bottle – giveaway ends Saturday. 

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So stay hydrated, my friends! What are some things that you do to remind yourself to drink enough water?

With the Love of Christ,

Maria Cecilia

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