If you were being honest with yourself do you drink enough water each day? Most of us don’t reach he daily recommended amount which is 2-3 liters for women and 3-4 liters for men. My physician, the wonderful David Crawford MD is often scolding me for not consuming enough water and when he explains the reasons why it can help me the point really lands. If you don’t drink enough water then the consequences are plentiful and today I want to give you 5 clear reasons why you should be consuming more H20 each day.
When you don’t drink enough water your body can become dehydrated and that means that your essential functions will have to draw hydration from other areas of the body. One direct consequence of this is that your appearance will take a hit. When you have bags under your eyes, dry skin, greasy hair, much of this comes down to the fact that you are not properly hydrated, drink more and look better.
Your ability to concentrate and your attentions pan is greatly diminished when you are dehydrated and that can massively affect your performance at work and in your personal life. To ensure that your brain is functioning in the way that it should, be sure to drink your daily recommended amount.
One thing which you can guarantee when you aren’t drinking enough water is that your energy levels will hit rock bottom. Have you ever got to the afternoon at work and suddenly found yourself in a slump? This is as a result of not giving your body enough water so that your organs and your brain can function as they should. Your body is like a plant and if you want to grow and be at your best, you have to stay hydrated.
Over the long term you could be doing damage to your kidneys and your liver by not aiding it in flushing out dangerous toxins and chemicals which the body consumes. This is yet another reason why it is so essential that you are consuming the right amount of water on a daily basis. We have seen many illnesses which have been brought on as a direct result of people not taking on enough water.
It Is Easy
There are many things which we should be doing in our daily lives to keep ourselves fit and healthy and amongst them all drinking water is the one that requires the least effort and has the biggest impact. You can grab water from a tap at home, a bottle at work and this is something which is readily available and easy to consume. There really is no excuse for not drinking enough water each day, the key is remembering to do so.
Why not try it this week, reach your recommended amount each day, and just see how you get on.