About 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water. When we lose just a little bit of it through sweat and elimination, and we do not replenish lost liquid, we’ll begin to notice the effects to our health right away…

 

  1. You look older and more wrinkled

Water plumps skin, fills in fine lines and wrinkles, and enlivens a dull complexion. Dry skin is less able to repair itself and generate new cells, which can cause the signs of aging to worsen. Hydrating your body can improve the look of wrinkles.

 

  1. Headache and Fatigue

The first sign of dehydration is the feeling of being tired. Some people also experience a headache. In fact a dehydrated person may have no enthusiasm or joy for life. The good news is once you start to drink some water your energy reserves speed back up and sometimes the headache completely goes away.

 

  1. You’re more likely to have health problems

Higher water intake has been linked to decreased chances of kidney stones, urinary and colon cancer, and heart attacks.

 

  1. Constipation and Digestive Problems

If a person is not drinking enough water they do not have enough liquid to help with the elimination process and without eliminating the foods we digest we gain weight, gain toxins, and feel awful.  Being constipated is the beginning to many health problems.

 

  1. You eat more

A study found that people who drank two eight-ounce glasses of water before each meal, consumed 75 to 90 fewer calories while eating. Over three months, water-drinkers lost an average of five pounds more than the dieters who were parched.

 

  1. You’re in a bad mood

In a study, researchers asked people to engage in 60 to 75 minutes of high-impact aerobic exercise without drinking enough water first. Others were properly hydrated. The dehydrated group was more likely to report feeling fatigued, confused, angry, depressed or tense.

 

  1. You’ll have to think harder to complete the same tasks

Scientists found that the brain’s of dehydrated teenagers had shrunk away from their skulls, and that when asked to play a problem solving game, they performed just as well as those who drank enough, but engaged more of their brains to do so. Drinking water restores the brain to its normal size.

 

So if you want to stay healthy, drink at least 8 glasses of water every day!

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

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19 Comments

  1. So many of us don’t drink enough so this post was a great reminder …. After I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (don’t ask!) I was told to drink 2 litres of water each day, every day, for ever! Wowza! At first it was quite a challenge but now it gets easier and easier. I have a large jug of water on the side with the full 2 litres in and every day, I have to finish it. It’s now a routine and a habit. My skin is now fabulous, no headaches and the interstitial cystitis massively improved! Double Yay! You’re still my superstar! Thanks for the post. Katie.

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  2. I barely drink water, I literally hate the way it tastes! I know I SHOULD be drinking more water… I head headaches ALL the time and I’m pretty sure it’s dehydration but goodness how I hate the taste of water!

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  3. My best friend is battling a terminal infection and every day is a fight for her life. She doesn’t drink water! I will use the knowledge in your paragraph about “feeling tired and headachy” in hopes that she’ll see that she can feel better if she would just consume more water. http://www.timetobefearless.com

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  4. A couple coworkers and I have been challenging one another to drink more water the past couple weeks. Definitely notice a difference in my mood and energy levels, and it really does decrease food consumption. Only downside (if you could call it that) I now find myself craving water constantly and sugary drinks have been unappealing.

    Thanks for sharing the importance of that H2O!

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