(10) Interesting Facts Why Water Is important In Your Health?
Jan 30, 2020
So many times we get to a point of frustration with our weight/health and we decide to take extreme action to get back on track. This can be very motivating short term but has great potential to set you up to fail for long term. 95% of people who diet vs make a lifestyle change... fail. YIKES! That is not very good odds. The key is to baby step your changes so living healthy most of the time is achievable. This includes when you are on vacation, have visitors, work meetings or happy hour with friends. The goal is to set up healthy habits so the new healthy habits are as easy as getting dressed everyday or brushing your teeth. You don't have to think about it....you just do it!
Water is one baby step to really increase your health for many different reasons. Research has shown water affects every aspect of your body down to the cellular level since two thirds of your body is composed of water. If you want better health you must consider water as essential as rest, eating and hygiene.
Interesting Facts About Water and Your Health:
- Water is the most vital sources of energy in the body. If you wait till you are thirsty you have waited too long, your body already is dehydrated. Dehydration causes the enzymatic activity in the body to slow down, resulting in tiredness and fatigue.
- The blood is normally about 92% water when the body is fully hydrated. When dehydrated, you lose 2% to 3% of body fluid causing resistance to blood flow and resulting in elevated blood pressure.
- When dehydrated, your body will restrict airways as a means to conserve water. In fact the rate of histamine produced by the body increases exponentially as the body loses water. Once re-hydrated these cells decrease their histamine production and breathing symptoms dissipate.
- Dehydration hinders the elimination of toxins thru the skin resulting in dermatitis, psoriasis, premature wrinkling and discoloration.
- When the body is dehydrated your body becomes acidic and it will produce more cholesterol to prevent water loss from the cells.
- All joints have cartilage padding composed mainly of water. When the body is dehydrated, cartilage is weakened and joint repair slows and this results in pain and discomfort.
- When dehydrated cells are depleted of energy and send signals to our body to replenish. These signals can be easily be misread resulting in people eating more when, in reality, the body is thirsty.
- When chronically dehydrated, the body’s organs, including its largest organ, the skin, begins to wrinkle and wither prematurely.
- Drinking cold water can speed your metabolism and burn calories. This affects your rested metabolic rate by 24%-30% within 10 minutes after consuming the water.
- Researchers estimate that over the course of a year, a person who increased his water consumption by 1.5 liters a day would burn an extra 17,400 calories. That adds up to about 5 pounds of weight loss!
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