Benefits Of Drinking Water
Our bodies comprise 60% of water and the common norm is that we need to drink 8 glasses each day. With our busy lives, we have forgotten to hydrate our bodies and ‘not having time’ to drink water can be the most pathetic answer we could give. However, that is the sad reality. While working in an air-conditioned office, we mostly don’t feel the need of drinking water; however our body is dehydrating through every passing minute. Sadly, we use mobile phone health apps to remind ourselves to drink water. So here are some health benefits of water, so that you won’t forget to drink the next time.Maximize physical performanceDuring high heat or intense physical activities, our bodies release water as sweat, creating a deficiency. Hence, we need to drink more to revitalize and reinstate the required amount back in our bodies.
This can lead to altered body temperature control, reduction in motivation to carry on with physical activity, increased fatigue and make exercise feel much more difficult, both physically and mentally. Hydration will reduce the stress caused by lack of oxygen that occurs during high intensity physical activity. Energy levels and brain performanceStudies have found that the brain is strongly influenced by hydration levels. If you’ve ever felt your head becoming lighter, the room getting darker or even if you’ve started to hallucinate things when you were extremely tired after an intense physical activity, that’s what happens when water doesn’t get to your brain. Moreover, it will make you lose focus and concentration, affect your mood and even increase the frequency of headaches. In children it has been found that dehydration causes memory loss too. When your energy has been drained out, your other internal organs such as the heart, kidney Melbourne, lungs etc. will deteriorate performance too.Prevent urinary stonesUrinary stones have been found to be one of the most painful and dreadful conditions.
They are clumps of mineral crystal formed in the urinary system. As you drink a lot of water, you will pass higher amount of urine which leaves no room to crystallize and form clumps as there is a continuous flow. So listen to your leading urologist and drink more water.Help with weight lossDrinking plenty of water will increase your metabolism and this can increase your total energy consumption by over 90 calories per day. Also, by drinking more water before meals, you will feel fuller and will not eat too much. In a study, people who drank half a liter of water before meals lost more weight as they were more in control of their meals.