8 ways water enhances health
Healthy weight. Water replaces high-calorie drinks like soda and juice drinks with a drink that doesn’t have any calories. It’s a great appetite suppressant. Often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty.
Get Energized. Being even mildly dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated — and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, and dizziness.
Think Better. Drinking more water every day will help you think more clearly. Research shows that staying hydrated is necessary for the human brain to function at its best. That’s why some school systems are encouraging students to keep water at their desks and to drink it throughout the day.
Get well. The suggestion to “drink plenty of fluids” when you’re sick is a good one. Water can help control a fever, replace lost fluids, and thin out mucus.
Headache cure. Another symptom of dehydration is headaches. In fact, sometimes when we have headaches it’s simply a matter of not drinking enough water. Of course, there are lots of causes of headaches but dehydration is a surprisingly common one.
Healthy skin. It won’t happen overnight, but drinking enough water can have good effects on your skin.
Better digestion. Our digestive systems need enough water to work at their best. Drinking water reduces constipation.
Better game. Being dehydrated can severely hamper your athletic performance. Exercise requires additional water, so be sure to hydrate before, during and after exercise.
Healthy for life. Studies show that drinking plenty of water reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer.