Water plays an essential role in our lives. Most of us do not realize the importance of water in our overall health. Just like a plant that wilts without water in just a day, so does the human body.

Girl Drinking Water

Water is not only the perfect thirst-quencher but has numerous health benefits for your body and vital organs. These include:

  • Prevents dehydration.
  • Regulates body temperature.
  • Transport nutrients and oxygen to the cells.
  • Moisturizes the skin and other tissues.
  • Wards off constipation.
  • Cushions joints.
  • Promotes muscle strength.
  • Removes toxins and waste
  • Promotes weight loss by boosting the metabolism 

Facts about drinking water:

  • More than 75% people are chronically dehydrated.
  • Thirst is often mistaken for hunger.
  • Even mild dehydration will slow down one's metabolism by 3%.
  • A preliminary study conducted in the University of Washington observed that one glass of water reduces the appetite for 98% of the dieters.
  • The major cause of fatigue is lack of water.
  • Research shows that 8-10 glasses of water a day can remarkably comfort back and joint pain
  • Drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer, and bladder cancer

How much water is required?

On an average 8-10 glasses of water must be consumed in a day.

The right time to drink water:

  • 2 glasses after waking up helps activate internal organs
  • 1 glass 30 minutes before a meal to help digestion
  • 1 glass before taking a bath to help lower blood pressure
  • 1 glass before going to bed to avoid strokes or heart attacks

To improve your water drinking habits, remember that it includes:

  • Water comprises 80% of your brain
  • Composes 90% of your blood
  • Helps to convert food into energy
  • Facilitate the body to absorb nutrients
  • Forms 22% of your bones
  • Constitutes 75% of your muscles
  • Supports the health of all tissues including your face & skin

 Tips for drinking more water

  • Pick up a glass of water as soon as you get up every day
  • Take water breaks at work
  • Carry water bottles with you to work or college
  • Place a cup of water on your desk to sip on while you work
  • Always drink water before, during and after physical activity