Hey guys! I am Amelia Leone, your guest poster for Tuesday on this lovely blog.
The other day I woke up with a dry throat and as much as I knew my body needed it, I did not want to drink water. In a flavor-filled world, it is sometimes tricky to just drink water. Sometimes the blandness of water just does not compare to Green Smoothies and Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate.
To motivate myself, I did some research about why water is important for our health and well-being. Here’s what I found...
1. Water balances bodily fluids
Our bodies are made of 60% water. Therefore, the more water that we drink, the better our bodies are able to keep nutrients flowing and thus, keep us healthy.
2. Water helps our bodies to battle sickness and pain
Water empowers our immune system to work its magic and to keep us out of the doctor’s office.
3. Water helps with weight loss!
Water gives our bodies the “full feeling” and prevents us from indulging in excess calories AKA that extra fudge brownie.
4. Water is a “Fatigue Buster”
Water wakes you up and helps to decrease daily fatigue.
5. Water boosts productivity
Water helps you to focus on daily tasks.
More water = better concentration
So how much water should YOU be drinking?
This really depends on the person, but according to Greatist, the average ranges from 9-16 cups of water daily.
As the weather gets warmer, be sure to start stocking up on bottles of water. Despite its lack of flavor, the health benefits are far more worth it than the issues that stem from dehydration.