Just like a car engine needs fuel so does your body’s organs need water. If you feel sluggish in the afternoon you could be hydrated. When our body does not have enough water in it, it starts to causes your body to conserve energy by decreasing blood circulation. This starves your muscles of oxygenated blood and causes you to become tired. Next time you feel the 4pm slump, maybe it’s time for another glass of water.
How many times have you heard a supermodel claim that her youthful, glowing complexion is down to her skin? Well, they might just be right, hydration is key for great looking skin. A recent study in The Journal of Dermatology revealed that healthy hydrated skin aged just 22% over an eight year period, compared with a staggering 55% over the same period for dehydrated skin. Drinking water really does keep all our organs in check and working efficiently, and our skin is the biggest organ we have.
The best way to detox is to drink more water as it literally flushes toxins naturally out of your body, which is why it is so important to keep your fluid intake up when you have contracted a virus like a cold – to get rid of it as quickly as possible.
We often mistake thirst for hunger and reach for the biscuit tin when we should be helping ourselves to a glass of water. Our body sometimes masks our thirst by telling us that we are hungry, when you feel thirsty you have in fact already crossed over into dehydration. So, next time you feel hungry try drinking some water first to see if that satisfies your craving.
It’s easy to forget to drink enough water, but with the new drink alarm apps you can get you’ll always be drinking enough water!