Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Reader Fitness Challenge 2013 - Week #5

I've always been a big believer in drinking water.  Here's a article to show the benefits...I think I need my family to read this article :-)

Top 11 Health Benefits of Drinking Water
You will be amazed of the benefits of drinking water as follow:

Lose weight: Drinking water helps you lose weight because it flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown. Drinking water reduces hunger, it’s an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Plus, water has zero calories. Here are the further details on how to achieve fat loss by drinking water.

Natural Remedy for Headache: Helps to relieve headache and back pains due to dehydration. Although many reasons contribute to headache, dehydration is the common one.

Look Younger with Healthier Skin: You’ll look younger when your skin is properly hydrated. Water helps to replenish skin tissues, moisturizes skin and increases skin elasticity.

Better Productivity at Work: Your brain is mostly made up of water, thus drinking water helps you think better, be more alert and more concentrated.

Better Exercise: Drinking water regulates your body temperature. That means you’ll feel more energetic when doing exercises. Water also helps to fuel your muscle.

Helps in Digestion and Constipation: Drinking water raises your metabolism because it helps in digestion. Fiber and water goes hand in hand so that you can have your daily bowel movement.

Less Cramps and Sprains: Proper hydration helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated, so you’ll less likely get cramps and sprains.

Less Likely to Get Sick and Feel Healthy: Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu and other ailments like kidney stones and heart attack. Water adds with lemon is used for ailments like respiratory disease, intestinal problems, rheumatism and arthritis etc. In another words one of the benefits of drinking water is that it can improve your immune system. Follow this link for further information on how lemon water can improve your health.

Relieves Fatigue: Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body. If your body lacks water, your heart, for instance, needs to work harder to pump out the oxygenated blood to all cells, so are the rest of the vital organs, your organs will be exhausted and so will you.

Good Mood: Your body feels very good and that’s why you feel happy.

Reduce the Risk of Cancer: Related to the digestive system, some studies show that drinking a healthy amount of water may reduce the risks of bladder cancer and colon cancer. Water dilutes the concentration of cancer-causing agents in the urine and shortens the time in which they are in contact with bladder lining.

*** articles on blog are for discussion purposes only. Consult your doctor when seeking medical advice.

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CrystalGB said...

Great reasons to drink more water. I need to up my water intake.

Quilt Lady said...

How much water should you drink in a day? I try to drink two 32oz cups of ice water a day. I keep a big cup of ice water setting around all day long. Not sure it helps with getting hungry though.

Z said...

Tomorrow is the end of soda for me. I started walking yesterday, last Monday I made I through 2 songs at Zoomba before I quit for the night. I have done Yoga the past two mornings and last night I made it all the way through the Zoomba hour. Yeah.

Mary Preston said...

I have never had trouble drinking enough water. I guess because as a child if I was thirsty my Mother would say to have a glass of water. It's a good habit to begin with right from the beginning. My children drink water too.

SusanR said...

I usually only drink herbal tea or water. Though I know I need to up my intake. And I love lemon water! THanks for the reminder - I must go out and purchase some lemons this weekend. :)

Susan Falkler said...

My husband and I keep a glass of water around us all the time. I rarely drink soda, just with certain things like pizza. My husband thinks I'm weird because I like water when I eat popcorn. I think I'm weird for other reasons. LOL

Chris said...

When I stopped drinking anything but water, I lost 15 pounds.

Teresa Glenn-Harrell said...

One thing like when you go out to eat like Olive Garden, serving is like for two; So, I drink glass of lemon water with my meal; Therefore, I do not eat all of my meal, bring the rest home. When, walking or woring out take bottle of water with you.

Lisa said...

I am perpetually dehydrated. i just dont remember to drink water or anything for that matter. I do better when i carry a bottle it serves as its own reminder.

Pamk said...

also If you eat out and order water its a win win. Eat less and cost less.