Did you know that Water makes up approximately 65% of the average human being? It should be no surprise that water impacts almost every process and function in our body. It shouldn’t be a stretch to understand the impact proper hydration plays on the health and wellness of your family.
9 Good Reasons to Start Drinking More Water Now
1) Weight Loss
Studies have shown that people who drink a large glass of water before meals feel full faster and eat less. Drinking a glass of cold water can help boost metabolism while your body works to bring it to body temperature.
2) Increased Energy
Water is a great pick me-up. During hot or humid days, drinking a cold glass of water may be the perfect way to perk up and re-energize.
Proper hydration can help your family ward off fatigue and exhaustion. Long summer days usually mean a lot of fun out of doors, and regular drinks of mineral rich water can help you maintain an optimal fluid balance. Proper hydration during any kind of activity can also help your loved ones feel better and less exhausted after activity.
3) Avoid Dehydration
Summer activities quickly lead to sweating and loss of fluids. Keeping your water intake up can be a critical way to keep your body at it’s best and avoid dehydration. Try to drink at least 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes while staying active.
4) Improve Digestion
Water is a critical component of digestion and keeps things moving along by helping to process fats and fibre. Proper hydration can also lighten the burden on your organs by aiding in the processing of waste in the body.
5) Improved Mood
Surprising fact? Drinking water and replenishing your fluids can actually improve your mood. Do you find your family gets a little crankier in the heat? Not a coincidence. Even mild dehydration has been proven negatively impact mood and behaviour.
6) Prevent Headaches & Migraines
Drinking water has been shown to be a natural way to prevent headaches and migraines. Even mild dehydration has been proven to be a trigger for those who are prone. If any of your loved ones have a history of migraines or headaches, make sure consistent hydration is a part of their everyday routine. Many people experience relief within ½ hour of drinking 2 glasses of water.
7) Better Concentration
Dehydration has been known to affect your attention span, motor skills and basic memory. Regular drinks can help keep us alert, focused and help us to concentrate for longer periods of time.
8) Relief from Aches & Pains
Dealing with some aches and pains? A good balance of fluids in the body helps to keep all of our connective tissues supple, lubricated, and working smoothly. Our cartilage is made up of 85% water, so hydrating regularly helps to keep your joints, spinal cord, tissue, and tendons all operating at their best.
9) Relief from Nasal Congestion
One of the nuisances of this great weather is the onset of seasonal allergies. A great way to help sooth those nasty symptoms are to use steaming water and salt. Boil some water and add some sea salt. Use a towel over your head and deeply inhale while water steams. This can be a great way to help relieve congestion and stuffiness.
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The Strauss WaterBar hooks up to your main water line to provide your family with an unlimited supply of purified water at just the right temperature – whether you want your water chilled, boiling or even room temperature. All at a touch of a button. There is no more need to deal monthly filter changes or lugging around those heaver water bottles. It’s pure and simple counter top water filtration and purification all in one sleek unit.
You already know that drinking water keeps you well hydrated and offers all the essential minerals your body needs. The Strauss Water Bar provides all these benefits and removes 99% of bacteria found in tap water while retaining water’s essential minerals.
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Disclosure: This post has been brought to you by Strauss Water, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!