IfÂ there was something you could do to lose weight, beat fatigue, and even look younger, you would do it, right? And whatÂ if that something was free and took almost no effort on your part? Would I have your attention then? If so, you’ll want to read on, because that little weight loss secret and overall health saverÂ comes in the form ofâ€”drum roll pleaseâ€”water, and we’ve got a one week hydration challenge to make sure you’re getting enough of it.
I know, I know, you’ve heard it a million times before, right? â€śDrink plenty of waterâ€ť may have become a health and fitness platitude, but itâ€™s for a good reason: water is the best and cheapest way to improve your health, lose weight and just feel better. ThereÂ are soÂ many benefits of drinking more water, including the following:
- Flushes toxins out of vital organs
- Helps carry nutrients to your cells
- Helps your digestive system run more efficiently
- Improves skin elasticity and appearance (think: less wrinkles!)
- Improves energy
- Reduces hunger
- Regulates body temperature
- Lubricates and cushions joints
- Helps the brain manufacture hormones and neurotransmitters
- Protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues
Studies have also demonstrated links between dehydration and a whole host of unwanted physical and mental symptoms like fatigue, poor digestion, and even a depressed mood. So before you dismiss drinking enough water as another â€śnice to haveâ€ť on your health to-do list along with daily flossing, consider this: in a living, moving body, skeletal muscle is more than 70 percent water. In order to put healthy, functioning muscle on your body, water is a necessity! And since we know muscle burns more calories and helps to ultimately burn more fat, wellâ€”you can follow that link yourself!
Related:Â 7 Reasons To Drink More Water
So just how much should you drink each day? On average, you should be drinking AT LEAST 8-10 glasses of water a day. If you exercise regularly, add another glass or two to that. If you think you are drinking enough, try this trick to make sure you are drinking as much as you think you are. If you already know you are falling woefully short, then JOIN US in this one week hydration challenge!
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