Get wet! 12 reasons to drink more water

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….Why should I drink it?

The top 12 benefits of drinking plenty of water

I have a headache, I’m constipated and my breath stinks – can you help?

Water -  a cheap, easy way to help with these 3 issues and 9 more...

  1. Live life: If you don’t drink water you will die.  It doesn’t get more important than that! The average human body is composed of about 60% water. Every single function your body performs requires water and we can only live a few days without it.
  2. Weight loss: Drinking water can help fill you up so that you consume less calories.  Water also has a positive effect on the rate at which your body breaks down and eliminates fat cells.
  3. Boosts the immune system & can even reduce your risk of some cancers. Research has shown that proper hydration can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 45% and bladder cancer by 50%.
  4. Relieves fatigue: One of the most common symptoms of dehydration is fatigue.  Feeling tired?  Drink up!
  5. Improve your mood: Research has indicated that even mild dehydration can negatively affect your mood and ability to think clearly. As much as 90% of your brain tissue is composed of water!
  6. Improved performance: 75% of muscle tissue is water.  Research has shown that as little as a 2% level of dehydration can have significant negative effects on performance.
  7. Decreased muscle cramps & joint pain: Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic resulting in less pain.
  8. Promotes healthy skin: Water can flush out the toxins that create blemishes and wrinkles; Water also improves capillary blood flow, helps replenish skin tissue and increases elasticity in your skin.  Want a “healthy glow”?  Bottoms up!
  9. Helps flush toxins: Our kidney’s process nearly 200 liters of blood daily, sifting out waste and transporting urine to the bladder; the kidneys need enough fluid to clear away what we don’t need in our body.
  10. Prevent or get rid of headaches: One of the most common causes of a headache is dehydration.  Before reaching for the Advil or Tylenol, try drinking a large glass of water!
  11. Maintains regularity: Water is essential to properly digest your food; drinking enough water can help keep “things” moving smoothly.
  12. Beats bad breath: Water keeps your mouth moist and washes away food particles and bacteria that cause bad breath.
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