We all know that we should be drinking more water daily, but why?
The amount of water each person should drink a day varies on the individual. Some experts say 8 (8 oz) glasses of water a day while others say taking your body weight (pounds), divide it by half and drink that in ounces. In all reality its important to listen to your body and give it the exact amount it needs. Here are some of the top benefits of h20!
MORE ENERGY- Dehydration drains you of energy, leaving you feeling depleted and exhausted. Water is a preferred pick-me up over coffee, as it encourages your heart to pump blood more throughout your body, transferring oxygen and other vital nutrients to your cells.
LESS STRESS- More than half of your bran is made up of water, studies show that dehydration leads to higher cortisol levels (the stress hormone) making it difficult to function everyday. Staying hydrated raises your mood and helps you get tasks done.
WEIGHT LOSS- Drinking your daily dose of h20 helps boost your metabolism, cleanse your body of waste, and acts as an appetite suppressant. Often we tell ourselves we are hungry, when really we are dehydrated. Drinking more water helps your body retain less water, leading you to drop that extra water weight. Try drinking a glass of ice-cold water; your body will have to work harder to warm up, burning a few calories in the process.
CLEAR SKIN- By getting your daily water intake in, you are improving circulation and blood flow. Staying hydrated flushes your body of toxins, which can help, prevent acne. Water gives a natural radiant glow to the skin, while dehydration brings out the fine lines and wrinkles. Drinking water helps nourish skin cells, which keeps you looking younger.
IMMUNITY BOOST- The benefits of water cannot be emphasized enough, especially when it comes to your immunity! Water carries oxygen to your cells, which results in properly functioning systems. By adding a lemon to your water, you are getting a good source of Vitamin C, which can help fight the common cold, prevent disease, and protects your cells.
If you want to not only look your best but also feel your best in your swimwear, water is essential! Staying hydrated is key to help with weight loss and keep you feeling less bloated! By drinking more, you will shed water weight and feel confident out in the sun. Add an extra glass or two a day to feel the difference, and stay looking your best in all your favorite swimsuits!