Wednesday, October 26, 2011

10 Reasons to Convince You to Drink Water

Do you drink enough water? If not, check out the reasons below.... they should be good enough to convince you this time! 
Researchers estimate that half of the world’s population is chronically dehydrated. And in America, that level is even higher at 75 percent of the population.
More than two-thirds of your body weight is water. Without adequate water your body’s biochemical and electrical (yes electrical, read on!) processes begin to break down. The list of reasons your body needs water is as plentiful as the functions in your body, so due to space limitations, here are 10 good reasons to drink more water:
  1. Your blood is over 80 percent water and needs water to make healthy new blood cells.
  2. Your bones are over 50 percent water and, you guessed it, need water to make healthy new bone cells.
  3. Drinking more water actually helps lessen pain in your body by getting your lymphatic system moving. The lymphatic system is a network of nodes, tubes, vessels, and fluid that move waste out of your tissues. It requires water to function properly.
  4. Water helps to eliminate wastes and toxins from your body through the lymphatic system, kidneys, and intestines.
  5. Water lubricates your joints and helps reduce joint pain and protect against wear and tear.
  6. Water regulates your metabolism so if you’re overweight chances are you may need more water.
  7. Water balances body temperature.
  8. Water helps to ensure adequate electrical functioning so your brain and nervous system function properly. Your brain and nervous system send out electrical signals to function properly. Researchers estimate that your brain gives off about the same amount of electricity as a 60 watt light bulb. So, there’s some truth to the image of a light bulb going on when someone has a good idea.
  9. Water alleviates dehydration (and I’ve already mentioned that most people are chronically dehydrated).
  10. Every cell and organ in your body requires adequate water to function properly.

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