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49 Reasons to Drink MORE Water

By September 23, 2016 No Comments

We all know drinking water is important. But I’m sure most people don’t think too much about why it’s important…and beneficial. Let this list give you enough reasons to start drinking MORE water throughout the day:

  1. Water makes up 65% of your body!
  2. Water helps regulate body temperature through perspiration.
  3. Water helps remove waste from your body.
  4. Water carries nutrients throughout your body.
  5. Proper hydration can improve athletic performance, while dehydration has a negative impact.
  6. Dehydration of only 2% of body weight can alter physical functions including endurance during physical activity.
  7. Dehydration of only 3% of body weight negatively impacts muscle strength.
  8. Dehydration begins before you even start to feel thirsty.
  9. Drinking water instead of calorie-filled drinks such as sodas is a great way to reduce overall caloric intake.
  10. Drinking water helps you to concentrate and stay alert.
  11. Drinking water reduces tiredness better than caffeinated beverages.
  12. Water doesn’t have the negative side effects of caffeinated beverages (headaches, sugar crash, caffeine addiction, etc.).
  13. Women should drink at least 2.2 liters of water per day, men should aim for 3 liters.
  14. Young men (9-13 years old) need 1.8 liters of water per day.
  15. Studies have shown that drinking enough water can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 45%.
  16. Other studies have claimed drinking water can cut the risk of bladder cancer by as much as 50%
  17. Water is believed to reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
  18. Dehydration can negatively impact your mood. Drink more water to be less cranky.
  19. Hydration can help with weight loss goals.
  20. Often feeling hungry is actually feeling thirsty. Try drinking water before grabbing a snack.
  21. Drinking enough water can improve the color and texture of your skin by helping build new cells.
  22. Water flushes out toxins in your skin which cause pimples. Drinking water can lead to clearer skin.
  23. Kidneys need lots of water to properly filter waste out of your body.
  24. Hydration is key to getting rid of hangover-inflicted headaches and sickness.
  25. Water helps with common cold symptoms such as decongestion, helping you feel better when you’re under the weather.
  26. Water adds fluid to your colon, helping ease digestion problems.
  27. Dehydration can make you gain weight. Drinking enough water can help lower body fat.
  28. Dehydration is countered within the body by making blood thicker, increasing the risk for clotting.
  29. Blood clotting from dehydration can have negative effects on heart disease and blood pressure.
  30. Lack of water can further cause problems with heartburn.
  31. A main factor in speeding up the aging process is dehydration. Stay hydrated, stay young.
  32. Increased water intake is believed to decrease the risk of kidney stone formation.
  33. Drinking lots of water can help prevent hangovers in the first place.
  34. Drinking a half liter of water can increase your metabolism by 24-30% for up to 1.5 hours.
  35. Drinking water shortly before a meal can make you feel full, meaning you eat fewer calories.
  36. Drinking water cold causes the body to use additional energy AKA calories to heat the water to body temperature.
  37. Water can reduce the intensity of headaches.
  38. Dehydration can trigger headaches and migraines in some people.
  39. Water helps produce melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep cycles, and helps you sleep better.
  40. Water lubricates the cartilage around joints, helping to prevent cramps and sprains.
  41. Water decrease histamine levels, helping you to breathe better.
  42. Water also helps with breathing by keeping lung mucus from becoming sticky.
  43. Proper hydration can help fight off mood disorders, as water makes up 85% of brain tissue.
  44. Water helps break down food, helping supply energy to the body.
  45. Water helps increase the efficiency of red blood cells.
  46. Water helps spinal discs become “shock absorbing water cushions.”
  47. Water helps reduce risk of heart attack
  48. Water helps reduce the risk of stroke.
  49. Water helps reduce stress.

There you have it…49 reason why drinking water is amazing for you!

And if you have Culligan water, there’s one more reason to drink more water:  IT TASTES GREAT!

Have a great day and remember to stay hydrated!