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So you have probably heard it all before- “drink more water”, “water is good for you”, “have you had enough water today?” but do we really know the benefits of getting enough water? Here is a list of just a few of the manyadvantages of having a good amount of water…
I am one to admit with a busy day of being a mom/teacher/wife I get caught up in the routines of the day and definitely forget to have some water. On days like these I instantly get a headache. It’s also the first thing I advise people to do when they tell me they have a headache. Our bodies are machines and food and WATER are its fuel. When we get headaches it’s our bodies’ way of telling us something is wrong!
-Flushes out Toxins
If you ever look into participating in a detox one of the main things you have to do is drink A LOT of water. Your kidneys’ job is to flush out waste from the body. When we don’t have enough water your kidneys can’t do their job properly.
-Gets rid of bloat
Sadly, the American diet is filled with sodium and sugars; two things that cause major weight gain when consumed in large quantities. When added with small amounts of water or drinking sodas and sports drinks; this leads to bloat. It might be weird to suggest drinking more water to get rid of water bloat but that’s actually what your body needs. Connected right back to the kidneys; your body needs the water to help flush out the body and when we don’t have that water….BLOAT
-Helps lose weight
While just adding in more water during your day alone won’t necessarily help you lose weight but it will help with other factors playing in; such as diet and exercise. Water helps with muscle strength and repair, it helps regulate the body, it is an appetite suppressant and it boosts your metabolism. All of these things support losing that extra water weight and stubborn fat.
-Helps you gain weight
Wait what?? Yes. If you are someone who is trying to add more mass to your body and you are eating the correct amount of carbs, fat and protein while also lifting heavy, water will assist you on the gain train. Drinking plenty of water will help build those muscles and give you the definition you want!
All of these things are perfect reasons why you should add more water into your life. The recommended amount is 6-8 glasses or easier math 4 shaker bottles. I would push for more than that especially if you are training.
So, challenge accepted… Drink more water!