Monday, February 29, 2016
The Benefits of Seriously Drinking Water
Water makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water.
Here is how drinking your body's requirement for water can save you a ton of money on make-up, healthcare, and miracle anti-aging concoctions.
One benefit of drinking water is your mental creativity and performance will be enhanced.
According to the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal, Drinking only water for 30 days, your brain's reaction time will improve.
The brain requires a lot of oxygen to function effectively, and water is one of the greatest sources of oxygen. your brainpower will be boosted. It helps you think and help you focus. Ingesting 8 to 10 cups of water per day can improve your cognitive performance by as much as 30%.
Something else water does is slows aging's roll.
Skin wants and needs water, not lotion and petroleum jelly. Drinking water helps decelerate the aging process by keeping your skin adequately hydrated. It moisturizes your skin, keeps it healthy, soft, plump, glowing, youthful, and wrinkle-free. It helps maintain muscle tone.
Drinking the adequate amount of water daily can also alleviate digestive issues.
Digestion starts with saliva, the basis of which is water. Digestion relies on enzymes that are found in saliva to help break down food and liquid and to dissolve minerals and other nutrients. Proper digestion makes minerals and nutrients more accessible to the body. Water is also necessary to help you digest soluble fiber. With the help of water, this fiber dissolves easily and benefits your bowel health by making well-formed, soft stools that are easy to pass.
Water allows your kidneys to function properly and filter everything they need to, and allows us to eliminate effectively and not be constipated. People who don’t get enough fluids in their diet tend to be constipated.
To reap these benefits you have to consume the adequate amount pure water daily.
What is the adequate amount of water you should be consuming?
Do know that "adequate" is subjective to individualism". Some of us will require more water intake than others because of our physical personalities.
“It depends on your size and weight, and also on your activity level and where you live,” says Trent Nessler, PT, DPT, MPT, managing director of Baptist Sports Medicine in Nashville. “In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.” For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day. If you’re living in a hot climate and exercising a lot, you’d be on the higher end of that range; if you’re in a cooler climate and mostly sedentary, you’d need less.[SOURCE]
If you're in doubt about what your water intake should be check with a healthcare practitioner. They will willingly tell you how much water you should be consuming based on your personal statistics.