Drinking Water

Dehydration of as little as 2% of body weight can result in impaired physiological and performance responses. Unfortunately, most Americans are chronically dehydrated and fall short of the daily recommended 8 glasses per day.

Documented Benefits:
Water is a crucial component of every single cell of our bodies and even fills the space between them. This alone should be indicative of it’s importance. But having a look at some specifics can help put this into perspective [pubby id=“9972188”]:

  • Helps moisturizer the skin from inside
  • Required for healthy immune function
  • Assists kidney and liver function
  • Digestion, absorption, and transporation of nutrients and minerals

Ideas for Easier Integration:
Here are some times you can use to drink a glass of water:

  • First thing in the morning keeping a bottle of water next to the bed will serve a simple reminder
  • Prior to eating lunch
  • Whenever feeling of hunger emerges
  • Before dinner

And bringing a bottle of water to work, school or wherever most of the days is spent can help ensure your always hydrated.

Additional Notes:

  • There appears to be some difference between the effect of tap water and mineral water on skin structure [pubby id="18489334"] - obtaining a mix of different types of water (tap, boiled, mineral) should be considered