WATER: ELIXIR OF LIFE
Did you know you can survive three weeks without food but only three days without water? The average adult body is made up of 65% water. Roughly 34% of Americans drink the appropriate amount of water each day. Are you drinking enough water? In order to calculate your personal water goal in ounces, simply take your weight and multiply it by 0.7.
Water can increase your energy and help relieve fatigue. Your brain is mostly water, so drinking it will help you think, focus, concentrate and be more alert. It will also help flush out toxins through sweat, urination and regular bowel movements. Water can help boost your immune system by making sure you are producing adequate blood cells. It also hydrates your body so the healthy blood cells are carried efficiently throughout your body.
Water can also help relieve and even prevent headaches which are often caused by dehydration. It can improve your complexion by keeping the skin and tissues lubricated. It is the best anti-aging treatment around!
Proper hydration can help lubricate joints and muscles reducing pain and cramping. It also oxygenates the blood and lungs, regulates body temperature, reduces water retention, and prevents loss of calcium. Most importantly, it helps improve your disposition! When the body is functioning at its best, you feel great. Just be sure to filter that H2O first, and drink it out of a glass or stainless steel water bottle.