I know I’m always blathering on about drink water, keep hydrated, drink water, hydration, drink water, but honest-to-goodness, when you do the type of research that I do, trust me (no, I’m not a doctor, but a humble blogista with some common sense) there are monster-sized reasons for this advice.
But, just for today, I’m going to reverse the blather and look at it from another perspective. *look up at the heading*
Not Drinking Water Means:
- Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism by as much as three percent.
- One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost one hundred percent of dieters investigated in a University of Washington study.
- Lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue.
- A mere two percent drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
- Preliminary research has shown that up to eighty percent of people suffering from back and joint pain could have these pains significantly reduced by drinking between eight to ten glasses of water a day.
- Our digestive systems need a good amount of water to digest food properly. Not drinking water leads to too much stomach acidity and constipation.
- By not drinking water, the thirst mechanism becomes so weak it is often mistaken for hunger. We all know where that leads.
Reason enough I would say to begin to understand why I am turning into a bit of a water warrior (I was going to say an H2O agony aunt, but that’s just rather unappealing).
Keep in mind that I am one of the turn-up-my (rather pretty) nose at water type of people, but the evidence continues to mount up, that by not drinking sufficient water, we are actually doing ourselves the greatest disservice and this, in an age where we have cool drinking water available to us at the turn of a tap or a press of a button, is just quite illogical.
Water is Life! Drink Up and Enjoy.