The Importance of drinking water to your overall health

How’s that New Year’s resolution to drink more water going? Well, we’re here to help – with a little motivation (and a reminder to take a sip of water every couple sentences). Here are 3 ways drinking water will benefit your health. 

*take a sip*    

Heating up – in a bad way

As temperatures begin to rise again (if ever so slowly), our bodies are going to be putting in extra work to stay cool – but you can help that process by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station recommends drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day to help your body stay hydrated and reduce heat stress. 

*start now – take a sip* 

Dehydration isn’t fun

There are a number of issues that can come from being dehydrated: headaches, dizziness, weakness, dry mouth and more. And if those symptoms aren’t enough to have you reaching for your water bottle right now, being dehydrated can also interfere with your body’s normal functioning

*headaches suck – take a sip* 

Putting in the work  

There’s a lot – a lot of work that our bodies have to do to turn the food we eat into energy. And without that work, we wouldn’t be here. That energy keeps our organs functioning, our brains working and our bodies moving, and water plays a large part in it. Drinking enough water will enable your digestive system to work efficiently and keep everything moving (pun intended). 

*for making it to the end of this article – take a sip*

March 2024
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