Don’t wait, Hydrate!
Having a headache? Drink water.
Feeling tired? Drink water.
Not losing weight? Drink water.
Drink water. Do you know that all of these are symptoms of not keeping hydrated? Most of us are guilty of this. Several health issues that an average adult experiences occurs due to lack of sufficient water intake. A vast majority of people jump to the conclusion that taking medicine is the most viable option when dealing with minor health complications such as headaches. But what those people are unaware of is that drinking 8 glasses of water per day can save you from a lifetime of unnecessary medication use and can promote wellness and ease of mind.
World Water Week 2019 took place last week, 25-30 August. It is the leading annual global event for concretely addressing the planet’s water issues and related concerns of international development. This year’s theme was “Water for society – including all”.
This article is to commemorate World water Week and is going to inform you about the most important benefits you need to know about ‘Drinking Water’.
Have you ever felt tired beyond the point where sleeping hasn’t helped? You’re in luck! The benefits of staying hydrated include increased energy levels and heightened brain function. According to Healthline Networks, even mild dehydration (1-3% of body weight) can impair many aspects of mental health. A hard day at work can easily be salvaged by drinking water. So can the mood that has been keeping you down all week! Yes, you guessed right, dehydration can also affect your emotions.
Another benefit of staying hydrated is weight loss. Most people who try to lose weight have obsessive habits which include high intensity workout sessions and skipping meals which may result in nothing but frustration and only a miniscule change in weight. But what those people are missing is the main key to losing weight and achieving your dream body faster than ever before. Drinking water!
Say goodbye to face masks and skin products that don’t work because water is a natural cleanser, toner and everything else needed in your skincare routine. Nearly everyone has experienced the struggle of waking up to a new pimple on your face that came without a warning, however, what most are unaware of is that the solution isn’t far off. The solution to acne and blemishes is probably sitting in a bottle in your room waiting for you to use to get rid you of all those nasty troubles. Drinking water will prevent blemishes and leave your skin glowing flawlessly.
Well, now you know why water is the best thing you can do for your body, but in case you have trouble actually drinking water, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables which have a high-water content such as cucumber, watermelon, etc.
- Keep a bottle of water with you at all times. Having water beside you can remind you to stay hydrated.
- Use an app to help you keep track of how many cups of water you are ingesting per day and this can motivate you to drink more.
- Drink a cup of water after every bathroom break.
Don’t wait, Hydrate!
Happy World Water Week!
Article written by Eliana Sadarangani, a 12 year old who is passionate about Health and Wellness.