I know what you’re thinking...not another annoying “you’re bad because you don’t drink enough water” article again.
I totally get it. Even though you’re aware that drinking water is good for you, you’re also aware of how much water you don’t drink. Therefore, you’re not particularly excited to read blog post after blog post after blog post about how anyone who is truly serious about their health and fitness goals always makes a point to stay super ultra-hydrated with plenty of cool, refreshing water every second of every day…blah blah blah.
But this blog post is different, I promise. This blog post isn’t about being a loser for choosing a mocha latte over an Evian. It’s not about feeling inferior for not liking the bland flavorless taste of water. It’s about…excuse me while I take a sip of my triple-filtered, organic vegan ice water, which you would also be doing if you weren’t such a bad person….
Obviously, I’m kidding. This blog is about how drinking water can help improve several health conditions that you may not have realized could be resolved by simply gulping down an additional bottle or two of H20 a day.
Drinking Water Hydrates Skin When Lotions Can’t
Sometimes, particularly when the seasons change, you may notice that your skin becomes dull and dry. This is largely due to a lack of sebum (oil) in the skin, and applying copious amounts of moisturizer is often enough to improve the situation.
However, if at any point during the year you find that your skin is dry and chapped, despite being slathered in healing lotions, you may want to try drinking more water. When skin loses its luster due to a lack of water, it’s easy to rehydrate and refresh it again by adding a few extra glasses of water to your daily routine.
Drinking Water Helps Prevent Headaches
When your head is throbbing, it’s hard to concentrate on anything. You’re distracted by the pain, and your patience can easily run thin. But did you know that drinking more water can stop headache pain? And did you know that drinking water regularly can help prevent headaches from occurring again in the future?
According to the National Headache Foundation (NHF), headaches are a common sign of mild to moderate dehydration. In fact, inadequate water intake can even trigger migraines. If you’re experiencing headaches on a regular basis, try drinking more water. In addition to consuming more H2O, the NHF suggests avoiding sugary sports beverages and caffeinated drinks because they can worsen headache-inducing dehydration.
Drinking Water Helps Curb Tiredness
If you’re sleeping well at night but still feel groggy or sluggish most of the day, there’s a good chance you may be dehydrated. Feeling tired can seriously affect your ability to concentrate, drive a car, take care of the kids, and meet work deadlines. However, you can reduce feelings of tiredness dramatically by drinking more water throughout the day.
When you’re well-hydrated, your body and mind perform better; so, if you’re eating relatively healthy and getting at least 7 hours of sleep most nights yet still feeling tired, try drinking more water. Doing so can help revive your dehydrated cells and give you the boost of energy you need to make it through the day.
Since the average adult body is made up of nearly 60 percent water, it makes sense that our bodies respond favorability to increased water consumption. If the boring taste makes it difficult for you to reach your daily water intake goals, try using our Acai-Pomegranate or Peach Mango Water Enhancer. Just a few drops adds a light, refreshing taste that makes drinking water a lot less boring and lot more do-able.