Reasons we need water + why you need to drink more of it

We can’t live without water, not any of us. It is one of life’s must-haves. Your body depends on water to survive, using it to maintain a moderate temperature, lubricate your joints, and to remove waste. Although water makes up more than half of your body weight, you lose water each day. Not replacing the water you lose could mean you become dehydrated. Out of all the reasons your body may not be on 100%, not drinking water can’t be excused. It is a direct sabotage to your physical health.\r\n

Clear your skin

\r\nToss out your face cleansers because the real deal for the best results in clogged pores and acne can be found in a bottle of water. It helps to flush out the toxins that can cause the skin to inflame. A healthy water diet could stop pimples before you get to see them.\r\n

Immune system boost

\r\nAlthough drinking fluids hasn’t been scientifically proven to beat a cold or the flu overnight, that doesn’t stop doctors from pressing the issue. Your body is working overtime to keep you comfortable when you’re sick, so water is the best at helping the body bounce back and regain strength. Drinking large amounts of water can prevent the risk of a heat attack\r\n\r\nRELATED: Hydration: The Single Most Important Step Towards a Healthier You Now\r\n

Stay focused

\r\nWater refreshes your mind as much as it does for your body. It’s an instant remedy for fatigue or hunger. The ‘O’ in H2O also spills out a boost of oxygen to the brain when you drink water. That’s why sometimes the first sign of dehydration is a headache. You brain is telling you that it’s low. That’s right! Keep water nearby to where you’re trying to focus. It could mean a clearer mind. Drink a glass before you go to bed and when you wake up to have your body feeling refreshed even at your sleepiest state. You may find that you’re even more alert and active during the day.\r\n

You literally can’t get enough. So drink up!

\r\nHow much water people are supposed to consume per day is somewhere between nine and 16 cups, depending on your age and activity level. You’re also getting a share from your coffee, tea, or fruits and veggies. That doesn’t mean that things can replace a glass of water, but they are supplements. Get in the habit of keeping a bottle with you just in case, an asking for water to drink at a restaurant.\r\n

Do you have any other reasons that you drink water every day? Tell us in the comments below!