In our previous post, we talked about how water can help balance the fluids in your body and control calories. Today, we will discuss several other benefits of water.
When your muscle cells do not receive enough water, they will not be able to function properly. This is the reason why it is important to drink enough water before and during exercise. You should drink about 17 ounces of fluid two hours before you start exercising, and drink early and at regular intervals while you are exercising.
Dehydration can make your skin look dry and wrinkled, but you can improve its appearance by drinking more water. To further enhance the look of your skin, use a moisturizer to “lock” moisture in your skin.
Fluids serve the important function of transporting waste products in and out of your cells. The main toxin in your body is a water-soluble waste called blood urea nitrogen, and this toxin can pass through your kidneys to be excreted in urine. Your kidneys can only remove toxins from your body efficiently if you consume enough fluids.
If your body is well-hydrated, things will flow smoothly along your gastrointestinal tract, and you will not experience constipation. On the other hand, if you do not drink enough water, the colon has to extract water from the stools to keep your body hydrated, resulting in constipation.
Water may not be a magic beverage, but it can certainly improve your health and help you lose weight. So, start drinking more water today.