Here are my top ten reasons why water is essential - so grab that water bottle!!
1. Lose Inches
Drinking water can help you to lose inches because it flushes out the by-products of fat breakdown... Drinking water also suppresses appetite and very often when you think you're hungry, you're actually thirsty! And the best bit... Water has zero calories!
2. Natural remedy for headaches
Water can help to relieve headaches and back pain due to dehydration. Although many reasons can contribute to headaches, dehydration is the most common one!
3. Look younger with healthier skin
You'll look younger when your skin is fully hydrated. Water helps to replenish skin tissues, moisturise the skin and increases skin elasticity
4. Better productivity
As your brain is mostly made up of water (approx 85%), drinking water will help you think better, be more alert and generally be more focused
5. More energised workouts
Drinking water regulates your body temperature, so you'll feel more energetic when exercising and water also helps to fuel the muscles
6. Why Water?
Soft drinks and alcohol steal huge amounts of water from our bodies and coffee and tea are diuretics which means they also steal water from the bodies.... Not keen on the taste of water alone? Why not try squeezing fresh lemon or lime into it for some extra zing?
7. Helps with digestion and consitpation
Drinking water raises your metabolism because it helps with digestion. Fibre and water go hand in hand, helping with your daily bowel movement too!
8. Less likely to get sick
Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu and other ailments such as kindey stones and heart attacks. Water with lemon is used for conditions like respiratory disease, intestinal problems and arthritis so drinking water can improve your immune system.
Just as a well-oiled machine runs at top performance, your body will also work better when properly hydrated. And when your internal systems and organs are working well, you're more likely to feel better about yourself, therefore you're more likely to be in a good mood!
10. Relieves fatigue
Water us used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products, if you body lacks water, your heart for example will need to work harder to pump out all the oxygenated blood to all your cells - therefore your organs will be tired and so will you!