New year- new you. The importance of drinking water


I know, I know, you’ve heard it all before. But this is serious! And it can seriously improve your health, so before giving up before you start, look at how water can benefit YOU!

Drinking water maintains balance across the body.

Your body is made up of around 60 percent water. To maintain this level helps many functions in the body including the transportation of nutrients, digestion, absorption, circulation, maintaining correct body temperature and the creation of saliva.

Drinking water helps muscle function.

Without enough water the electrolytes in your muscles shrivel, causing muscle fatigue. Muscles that are well hydrated tend not to spasm, cramp or cause pain.

Drinking water helps kidney function.

The kidneys are responsible for removing water-soluble waste, including nasty toxins from your body through your urine. Without good hydration the kidneys struggle to cleanse your body of waste. They also retain water leaving urine dark and strong smelling. Long term dehydration can also dramatically heighten your risk of developing kidney stones.

Drinking water improves bowel function.

When the body is not adequately hydrated the colon removes water from stools in order to maintain hydration. This lack of hydration causes blockages in the gastrointestinal tract causing constipation. Constipation stops the removal of toxins from the body through your waste, a process critical for good health.




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