Did you know that 75% of Americans are considered chronically dehydrated? We hear how important it is to drink water, but why exactly is it so important to stay hydrated? Our bodies are made up of mostly water. Every organ and part of our body relies on water. Studies show that in order for our bodies to stay properly hydrated, we should drink 6-8 glasses of water per day. Are you drinking enough water? It can be difficult. As a reminder, set an alarm on your phone, purchase a water bottle or write it on your to-do list.
8 Benefits of drinking water
1. Helps with weight loss
Water helps boost the metabolism and preventing the body from retaining excess water, leading to weight gain or difficulty loosing weight.
2. Rids the body of toxins
Water helps keep all of the germs and toxins moving out of the body, allowing for all of the bad stuff to make its way out.
3. Helps clear skin
Drinking water can flush out the toxins in our body which causes our pores to become clogged and produce acne.
4. Boosts the immune system
Drinking water helps fight off germs and rid the body of germs. Water flushes out the bad bacteria from our bodies and helps to keep everything in order. When we are dehydrated, we become more tired and irritable. This can lead to headaches and sleep irregularity throwing the immune system out of wack.
5. Increases energy levels
When we aren't drinking enough water, the body becomes slow and sluggish. Water helps wake the body up and keep everything flowing as it should be.
6. Prevent and relieve headaches
Oftentimes headaches are a result of dehydration. When the body does not have enough water, it starts slowing down and in extreme cases shutting down.
7. Helps treat and prevent kidney stones
Out kidneys are getting rid of waste and water helps the body flush out what is not needed.
8. Boosts concentration
Most memory problems and lack of concentration happens when we are not drinking enough water. To keep your mind sharp make drinking water a daily priority.
Stay hydrated, Ahimsa family! We want you to feel your best. If you are in search for the perfect water bottle to keep you motivated, stop by our studios and pick one up!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MACAILA BRITTON
Macaila is a yoga teacher in training, writer and photographer. She likes meeting new people, is passionate about helping the community and also enjoys traveling, all kinds of dessert and cheesy jokes. She aspires to become the best version of herself by investing in others. Yoga has helped her become more centered and focused on serving her higher purpose. To keep up with her latest adventures, visit MacailaBritton.com