The Benefits Of Drinking Water & Staying Hydrated
- Weight Loss
Water is one of the best tools for weight loss. Why? Because it often replaces high-calorie drinks like soft-drink and alcohol with a drink that has no fat, no calories, no carbs, no sugar. It is also a great appetite suppressant, and often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. So if you are wanting to lose weight – increase your water.
Being dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired –even mild dehydration of as little as 1 or 2 percent of your body weight. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated –and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms.
- Headache Cure
Another symptom of dehydration is headache. In fact, often when we have headaches it’s simply a matter of not drinking enough water. There are lots of other causes of headaches of course, but dehydration is a common one
- Healthy Skin
Drinking Water can clear up your skin and help you look more fresh and glowing. Commit to drinking a healthy amount of water over a week and see the effects on your skin.
- Digestive Problems
Our digestive systems need a good amount of water to digest food properly. Often water can help cure stomach acid problems, and water along with fibre can cure constipation again, often a result of dehydration.
- Cleansing & Kidney Health
Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body. The more water you drink the better your kidney will function.
- Better Exercise
We all know it is essential to drink water when exercising, but did you know being dehydrated can severely hamper your workouts? Slowly you down and making your workouts harder. So the best time to drink water is actually two hours before you plan to exercise, and of course during and after.
6 Ways To Make Water A Habit
- Drink a glass of water with each meal
- Carry a water bottle with you throughout the day
- Keep water on your desk at work.
- When you feel like a snack, try drinking water first.
- Substitute for water instead of a coffee or soft-drink, drink water
- Track your water. Record the number of glasses you drink on the AGL wellbeing Hub.