Are you drinking enough water throughout the day? I know I wasn’t a few years ago – and even today have to be intentional about drinking water.
Why is this so important? There are many reasons that drinking water is important for you. For starters, our bodies are made up of roughly 60-70% water. The brain itself is almost 85% water! Those are huge numbers, and in order for us to continue to function, we have to maintain those numbers by drinking plenty of water.
Our bodies are constantly losing water, and we must replace that water if we want our bodies to function at the highest level possible. It is recommended that you drink about two liters of water each day.
Dehydration is one of the biggest problems people tend to think about when it comes to not drinking enough water. Dehydration can and will affect brain function and kidney function. You may also find yourself to be more tired when you are dehydrated. This reason alone should be enough to encourage you to make sure you are drinking enough water.
In addition, water is good for flushing out toxins and just plain keeping our body running smoothly and efficiently. It can also help you feel more full and since it has zero calories it can aid in weight loss if that is a goal of yours. When our bodies are properly hydrated we simply function better.
So get in the habit of drinking water throughout the day, not just when you feel thirsty – but all day long. Carry a water bottle with you or have a glass of water sitting with you at home.
You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel when you drink enough water each day!