Water, Water, Everywhere... Then why are so many people chronically dehydrated??
A trend that I've seen in my clinical practice is that most patients do not drink the amount of water that is necessary for their body! Water is a key element on this planet and is essential for the healthy functioning of the body. If the body does not have a sufficient amount of water, metabolic wastes cannot be removed as efficiently through the excretory system and toxins will build up within the body, creating imbalance and dis-ease.
Reasons to Drink Water
1. Combats Common Ailments:
Headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, constipation? Yep, drinking water throughout your day combat these common ailments, which can simply be a result of dehydration. Help your body and drink more water! You will notice a decrease in joint and muscle problems, a decrease in headaches, and an increase in energy!
2Helps Weight Loss:
Before heading to the refrigerator or pantry for snacks when you're feeling hungry, drink a glass of water and wait 5 minutes. Usually hunger pains are a result of water deficiency.
3. Helps Skin Complexion:
(Psoriasis, Eczema, Puffy Eyes, Wrinkles) Drinking inadequate amounts of water will lead to a build up of toxins within the body. Instead of being excreted through the excretory system, toxins will find other ways to exit the body. One way toxins will exit the body is through the skin, which can create acne. Drink ample amounts of water to help flush the toxins out via the excretory system! Water also benefits the cells underneath the skin to ensure proper hydration and cellular formation, which helps give your skin a supple and youthful appearance.
4. Helps Prevent Dis-ease:Again, drinking an adequate amount of water helps flush waste out of the body. In addition to helping maintain proper circulation, helping digestion and excretion, it also aids bringing the proper nutrients to the cells in your body, which help maintain proper health.How Much Water Should I Drink?
Your body will tell you how much water you need! Pay attention to the signs that you could be dehydrated.
Your can start by drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day, but it's preferable to drink half your body weight in fluid ounces. This amount also varies depending on your activity level and body temperature.
When you increase your water intake, you will most likely increase your trips to the bathroom! This will stabilize within your body after 1-2 weeks. Just be consistent and stick to it, despite the bathroom trips every hour.
If you're not a fan of water, because of the lack of taste, try adding some lemon, lime, orange, mint, or cucumbers to your water for a refreshing flavor!
Take care of your body with proper hydration, it's the only one you've got in this life!