This is a guest post from Uttoran Sen.
For some people water is everywhere, except in their drinking glass.
If this is you, there are several reasons to cut back on the juices, sodas and punch, and replace these with cool, refreshing water.
Here Are 8 Reasons to Drink Water:
#1: It’s Free
One of the best things about water is that it is the most inexpensive drink you can have.
Tap water is available in just about every home, so even if there’s no change in your pocket, you can move to the sink, turn on the faucet and have yourself some cool refreshment… easy!
Everyone knows you need water to survive. You can’t go for more than a week without water; if you do, your body will stop functioning.
How many beverages can boast that kind of necessity?
#3: More Energy
You can try to boost your energy with sodas or caffeine, but those actually drain water from your body. Instead, boost your energy levels by drinking water regularly.
Drink extra water before and after taking exercise, such as running or weight-lifting. Also, try drinking water instead of coffee to give yourself a boost in the mornings.
#4: Reduces Pain
Your joints hurt, your muscles are cramped, ouch! If it happens on a regular basis, reach for a glass of water instead of that pain medicine.
Water helps lubricate painful joints, and leaves you less likely to get muscle cramps.
#5: Good Skin
There are acne creams and anti-aging gels galore, but the easiest way to protect your skin and stay looking young and beautiful is to drink water.
Drinking water also helps retain the elasticity in your skin, and fight those pesky wrinkles. That’s something everyone can drink to!
#6: Weight Loss
Obviously, water has zero calories, which makes it perfect for helping you to lose weight.
Also, when you are trying to cut back on the amount of food you eat, drink plenty of water to help give you a sense of fullness, minus the calories.
#7: Keeps You Cool
Water helps your body maintain its temperature, so if you have a fever or are just feeling warm, take a drink of water to cool down.
#8: Strong Bones
We all know that calcium is essential to healthy bone density, but water is important for every process within the body, and that including making bones, too.
Melanie adds: There are lots of theories out there about the benefits of drinking water, some of which have little evidence to back them up.
Regardless, most of us need to be drinking more water.
A good test to see if you are drinking enough is the color of your urine — use this chart as a guideline:
What are your thoughts on the benefits of drinking water? And, what benefits have you noticed from personal experience?
For more tips on drinking water, check out How Much Water Should I Drink?