15 Aug The Importance of Drinking Plenty Of Water
The healthcare issue in America is a big crisis and is worsening year after year. The rise in healthcare costs in addition to the increase in demand are just two of the problems. I have compiled some facts that can significantly reduce your chances of needing medical care. All of this stems down to drinking plenty of water. Some researchers have said that up to 80% of illnesses and diseases could be prevented with proper hydration. Everyone has heard that you should drink 8-10 8 oz glasses of water per day in order to stay properly hydrated, and more if you are sweating profusely during the day. Every body system depends on an adequate supply of water and all will begin to work below optimum performance, leading to disease and illness if not properly hydrated. Below are some facts about the human body and the importance of drinking plenty of water.
- The human body is made up of about 70% water, which is why it’s so critical to drink the proper amount of water on a daily basis.
- It is estimated that up to 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. In my opinion, this is because of excessive drinking of carbonated and caffeinated beverages such as Coke, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, and coffee. These drinks don’t count towards your 8-10 glasses of water.
- Your blood is made up of approximately 75-80% water.
- Dehydration slows down your metabolism, so drinking plenty of water actually helps you to keep weight off and will likely even help you shed some pounds.
- Proper hydration reduces colon cancer by 45-50%.
- Proper hydration also reduces the incidence of breast cancer by around 75%.
- Even mild dehydration can cause fatigue and is considered the most common cause of fatigue during the day.
- Drinking plenty of water helps dry eyes and reduces the itching sensation.
- Dehydration causes a thirst reflex which can often be mistaken for hunger pains, so drinking will curb unnecessary eating.
- Caffeine is actually a diuretic, which causes you to urinate more; therefore, you must intake more water than normal when you drink caffeinated drinks.
With so many Americans dehydrated, it’s no surprise that the healthcare system is as busy as it is. I would challenge each of you to drink the proper amount of water each day for 2 weeks and see if you feel better. You will be making more trips to the restroom, but you will feel less tired and your body will thank you. It will likely even improve your memory. If you own a business great giveaway items are custom water bottles. This will promote healthy living for your clients as well as continue to market for your business for years to come.