The Art of drinking water:
Two-thirds of the human body is made of water. Every cell in our body requires water to function, survive, and thrive. This is why it is so important to consume at least 8 glasses of water into our system a day. Water is one of the best and easiest tools for weight loss.
Drinking water lowers your risk of a heart attack. In a study done by the American Journal of Epidemiology, it was found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to have a heart attack than those counterparts that did not drink as much water. Those that drank water were also 45% less likely to develop colon cancer.
Main reasons to Drink Water:
*Helps with Digestion:
helps dissolve waste particles
helps pass them through the digestive tract
if dehydrated, body absorbs all the water, leaving colon dry
hard to pass stool
hydrated cells are plump, eliminating the look of wrinkles and lines
flushes out impurities and increases blood flow
skin looks younger and healthier
reduces the risk of acne
*Increase workout time:
helps lubricate joints
prevents muscle cramping
help exercise time to be longer and harder
*Boost your Energy:
dehydration makes you feel tired
helps your heart pump blood efficiently
helps blood transport necessary nutrients and oxygen to cells
Cold water boosts metabolism-body must warm up water!
gives the sensation of fullness, helping to eat less
drink some water before eating each meal
*Boosts Immune system:
helps fight against sickness
helps when sick to reduce loss of body fluids
*Regulates body temperature:
helps cool the body when it is evaporated from the skin
keeping the body at a constant body temperature
*Helps with Bad Breath:
bad breath can be a sign of dehydration
keeps the mouth wet
Now for some useful tips on keeping yourselves in check and making water drinking a habit in your lives TODAY!
• Carry a smaller bottle, but vow to fill it up several times during the day and finish them.
• Set a reminder or alarm on your phone to go off at the top of every hour, and drink one glass.
• To make water less boring, add lemon, lime, mint, or cucumbers to the water.
• Track your intake until it becomes second nature- if you do anything enough times, it becomes habit!
Prepared by: Mr Asish George
Ayur yoga and fitness SPA