We all know that no matter what you go to the doctor for, they always start out by recommending you drink more water. You might be tempted to shrug it off like that old “an apple a day” saying, but we’re here to convince you otherwise. Getting enough H20 into your system actually does a lot for your overall health. Here are a few of the extra benefits of staying hydrated:
1) Fuels Your Muscles
Want to grow big and strong? Water, water, and more water. Although water doesn’t fuel your muscles the same way that carbohydrates do, the highest concentration of water is found in your muscles. That means if you want your muscles to grow, they need water. If you’ve been hitting the gym hard but you are dehydrated, chances are that you aren’t going to have the most productive session. So don’t forget your water bottle the next time you head for the gym. Hydrated muscles make for happy muscles.
2) Keeps Skin Clearer
That’s right, forget expensive facials. Your secret weapon to glowing skin? You know the answer. Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Water helps you flush out toxins and waste products, including those that build upon your face. So staying hydrated will naturally help stimulate blood flow and improve circulation. Which, in the end, is a key component to clear, beautiful skin. Drink up!
3) Fights Off the Zzzz’s
Sometimes a quad-shot americano just doesn’t do the trick. It’s 3 PM and you can’t stop yawning. Instead of more caffeine, reach for a big glass of water. Sound too easy? An ice cold cup of water actually aids in digestion, giving your system a jumpstart while also increasing blood flow. That’s just the kick you need to stimulate the brain, be more productive, and make it to the end of your workday.
4) Promotes Clearer Thinking
Speaking of the brain, water can actually clear up that “fog” we feel when we just aren’t thinking straight. Over 70% of your body is made up of water, including your thinker and the nervous system – so feed it what it wants! Water gives your brain the electrical energy for all of its functions, that includes clarity and creativity. So next time you feel like your thoughts aren’t functioning at their fullest potential, gulp down a glass of the good stuff, think positively, and be on your way.
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