1. It'll Help You Look & Feel Better
Your skin condition – dry, oily, sensitive or combination – is determined by genetics and there’s nothing water can do to change it. What it can do is help you to manage it. Just like your lungs and heart, skin is considered an organ, and depriving this organ of water means you’ll see it turn dry, flaky and tight. Dry skin has less chance of fending off damage from the sun and polluted air and is more likely to show wrinkles. A study by the University of Wisconsin showed that, of all the body’s organs, skin gets the lowest priority when it comes to distributing the water you drink, so make sure there is plenty available for it.
2. It'll Help You Out-wit The Husband
It’s not just your physical health which will benefit from drinking more water. Dehydration is a real enemy of your grey matter, contributing to mental fatigue, premature brain ageing, a slowdown in processing time, and your emotional state. Support your brain cells by increasing your water consumption levels and you’ll find your sleep quality, memory and supplies of oxygen and blood to the brain will all improve.
3. It'll Help You Lose Weight
Water should never be used alone as a method of weight loss, as it doesn’t provide the nutrients which a balanced diet would. However, as part of a sensible, calorie-controlled diet, it can be beneficial. A study from the University of Washington found that 98% of dieters who were given a glass of water instead of a snack found their hunger pangs disappeared.
4. It'll Help You Make Exercise More Effective
While water really is the most natural way to keep yourself hydrated while you exercise, it can also help in the longer term. Once you finish your activity, your body continues working to warm the water you’ve consumed up to body temperature, which can account for a 30% increase in your metabolism, according to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology.
5. It'll Help You Avoid Sickness
A well-hydrated body finds it much easier to fight off infections. Organs and the immune system are in a much better condition to deal with invading bacteria, and with water available to flush any nasties out of your system as soon as they appear, there’s no chance they can take hold. Kidney infections, bladder infections and even yeast infections can all be attributed to levels of dehydration.