8 Health Reasons to Drink More Purified Water!
We all know that water is healthy for us, but often the reasons are a little fuzzy. And even if we know why we should drink more water, it’s not a habit that many people form very easily.
But there are some very powerful reasons to drink lots of water every day, and forming the habit isn’t hard, with a little focus.The thing about it is, we don’t often focus on this health habit. We end up drinking coffee, and lots of soda, and alcohol, not to mention fruit juices and teas and milk and a bunch of other possibilities. Or just as often, we don’t drink enough fluids, and we become dehydrated –and that isn’t good for our health or weight loss.
Here are 8 powerful health reasons to drink more purified water.
Purified water is one of the best tools for weight loss, first of all because it often replaces high-calorie drinks like soda and juice and alcohol with a drink that doesn’t have any calories. But it’s also a great appetite suppressant, and often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. Purified water has no fat, no calories, no carbs, no sugar so perfect for weight loss.
Drinking a good amount of purified water could lower your risks of a heart attack. A six-year study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.
Being dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired — even mild dehydration of as little as 1 or 2 percent of your body weight. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated — and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other health symptoms.
4. Headache – cure:
Another symptom of dehydration is headaches. In fact, often when we have headaches it’s simply a matter of not drinking enough purified water. There are lots of other causes of headaches of course, but dehydration is a common one.
5. Healthy – skin:
Drinking purified water can clear up your skin and people often report a healthy glow after drinking purified water. It won’t happen overnight, of course, but just a week of drinking a healthy amount of purified water can have good effects on your skin.
6. Digestive – problems:
Our digestive systems need a good amount of purified water to digest food properly. Often purified water can help cure stomach acid problems, and purified water along with fiber can cure constipation (often a result of dehydration).
Purified water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body.
8. Better exercise:
Being dehydrated can severely hamper your athletic activities, slowing you down and making it harder to lift weights. Exercise requires additional water, so be sure to hydrate with purified water before, during and after exercise to maintain that healthy lifestyle.
How to Form a Purified Water Drinking Habit.
Drink a glass when you wake up, a glass with each meal, a glass in between meals, and be sure to drink before, during and after exercise. Try to generally keep yourself from getting thirsty.Carry an empty, refillable bottle. A lot of people find it useful to get a big drinking bottle, fill it with water, and carry it around with them all day.
Set a reminder – Set your watch to beep at the top of each hour, or set a periodic computer reminder, so that you don’t forget to drink water.
Substitute water – If you would normally get a soda, or an alcoholic beverage, get a glass of purified water instead. Try sparkling water instead of alcohol at social functions.
Filter – Instead of spending a fortune on bottled water, invest in a purifier for your home faucet. It’ll make tap water taste like bottled water, at a fraction of the price.
Exercise - Exercising can help make you want to drink more water. It’s not necessary to drink sports drinks when you exercise, unless you are doing it for more than an hour. Just drink purified water. If you’re going to exercise, be sure to drink water a couple hours ahead of time, so that it will get through your system in time, and again, drink during and after exercise as well.
Track it – It often helps, when forming a new habit, to keep track of it — it increases awareness and helps you ensure that you’re staying on track. Keep a little log-book. (it can be done on an index card or a notebook), which can be as simple as a tick mark for each glass of water you drink.