We’ve all heard the ruckus – you need to drink at least 64 ounces of water every single day or, at the stroke of midnight, you’ll turn into a pumpkin. Or an ogre. Or maybe it’s a frog?
Honestly, we can’t keep track. The idle threats surrounding water consumption seem to get bigger and more menacing by the day. And, with those heightened demands, come tons of confusion about what constitutes water. Does seltzer count? What about diet soda? Tea? Coffee? Margaritas?
Granted, we aren’t anti-water – far from it. With this best selling triple insulated bottle we’re even better about sucking down 64-plus ounces every single day. Now that we’re such hydration pros, we figure now would be the perfect time to cut through the clutter and dispel the myths, while ensuring the real perks to H2O consumptions pop to the top. Because, we admit, getting our water on makes a huge difference in how we look, feel and function – and that’s something to raise a glass to…
Here are Five Health Benefits of Drinking Water:
Benefit #1: You’ll be smarter, savvier and better equipped to get it DONE
This one’s no joke. Your brain is 73% water and, as a result, it needs water to fire on all cylinders. Even being ever-so-slightly dehydrated can impair your performance when it comes to everything from memory to cognitive functions to mood to motor skills. That means if your mouth is dry, your urine isn’t totally clear or you’re getting a headache out of nowhere, your performance could be suffering – not ideal.
Benefit #2: You’re getting a super-trendy detox…without all the gross potions…
Think you need to dump your next two paychecks into a mega-trendy detox? Think again. Water is the ultimate detoxifier, working its liquid butt off to flush out your lungs, kidneys, liver and more. The end result? Less bloat, less “back up” and fewer toxins invading your system, now and in the future. Which leads to the next benefit…
Benefit #3: You’ll be sleeker and, yes, SLIMMER
By flushing out those not-so-great-for-you toxins, you’ll lose the unsightly bloat – awesome, right? But that’s just the beginning. Getting your H2O on can help curb your appetite, boost your metabolism and make you feel fuller faster. In short, you’re likely going to drop a few unwanted lbs. when you combine your increased water intake with healthy lifestyle and diet choices. And, paired with the toxin-flushing, those skinny jeans could make their triumphant return sooner than later…
Benefit #4: You’ll feel better
Goodbye, headaches. So long, colds and flu. See ya never, bladder cancer. Drink enough and you’ll reap tons of short- and long-term health benefits. Headaches are a common sign of dehydration – when you don’t drink enough your brain temporarily shrinks because of the lack of fluid. As this happens, your brain inches away from your skull, triggering a headache. Crazy, but true. Also, crazy but true? By rehydrating you can get your brain back on track, eliminating the pain and getting on with your day. So, the net net – if you’re feeling the aches and pains coming on, try sipping on some water first. It’s simple and, often, it’s super effective.
Another perk? Drinking plenty of water boosts your immune system by carrying oxygen to your cells, helping them function at their peak. And, with the toxin flush we mentioned earlier, anything gross that does trickle in will likely be flushed out fast. That leads to the bladder cancer piece – all that “flushing” hits your bladder in a big way, which has been shown to lower the risk of being hit with the big C in your bladder.
Benefit #5: You’ll be happier, longer
Yes, drinking more water will likely trigger more bathroom runs, especially in the beginning. But, believe us, you’ll be WAY happier hitting the loo if you’re hydrated. Studies show drinking enough water will help you get and stay in a better, happier mood – who doesn’t love THAT?
Our advice? Drink at least one full glass before breakfast, then consider the 26 oz. to ensure you have enough H2O within arm’s reach all day long. Literally sip, refill, sip, repeat and you’ll coast through the day happier, healthier and smarter/slimmer/sleeker. Cheers to THAT.