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6 Undeniable Reasons You Should Drink More Water

Alexis Kristan
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We all know that one person who tells us that drinking water is the answer to everything.
 
Headache? Drink water.
 
Nauseous? Drink water.
 
Lacking energy? Drink water.
 
PMS-ing? Drink water.
 
Someone cuts you off in traffic? Drink water.
 
Maybe there’s some truth to the idea that more water = better health. After all, our bodies are made up of roughly 60 percent water.
 

If you’re still not convinced, here are 6 reasons to drink a couple more glasses of water today:

 

1. Perform Better

Hydration is directly linked to athletic performance. So, if you’re looking to improve your time in the gym or take your asana practice to the next level, make sure you’re drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. Afterall, 75 percent of our muscles are made of water.
 

2. Lose Weight

Sometimes we may think we’re hungry when we are actually just dehydrated. Making a conscious effort to drink a glass of water before you raid the pantry can help you realize what your body is actually asking for.
 

3. Be Less Cranky

Dehydration can affect your entire day, especially because dehydration can cause you to feel sick. Drinking more water will help you think more clearly and even improve your mood!
 

4. Prevent Headaches

One of the most common symptoms of dehydration is a headache. Next time you have a headache, instead of reaching for the aspirin, drink a couple of glasses of water and see how you feel. If you feel better without medicine, this is a good way to know that you can prevent at least some headaches by drinking water before turning to the medicine cabinet.
 

5. Naturally Cleanse

What if I told you that you don’t need to spend a fortune on a store-bought cleanse? That’s because water has naturally detoxifying benefits. Add a little lemon and you’re good to go! Bacteria and waste can live in our stomach and intestines and this is exactly why the digestive system needs water to function and clear you out.
 

6. Help Your Skin Glow

Water helps the skin rebuild cells more successfully. Not only does proper hydration make your skin more healthy; hydration can also make your skin glow. Skin is our largest organ, so isn’t it about time we take better care of it?
 

 
There you have it! A few more reasons to make proper hydration a habit. Don’t forget to drink more than usual if you’re working out extra hard or if it’s hot outside. Knowing just how important hydration is for your body’s well being overall will help motivate you to drink more H20.
 

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Alexis Kristan

Lexi is a college student currently studying Psychology at Colorado State University Pueblo. She is passionate about yoga as well as hunting and conservation. Her other interests include: cuddling the family pug, reading classic literature, collecting vinyl records, working cattle at the family ranch, and anything outdoors. You can find her on her blog: welldoneyoga.com

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