The key to a stronger, smarter and healthier year is closer than you may think. Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to boost your overall well-being. Water transports nutrients throughout our bodies, flushes out toxins and helps build healthy muscles and cartilage. Water even helps monitor our body temperature. That’s why having filtered water for your entire home makes such a big difference in your family’s quality of life.
Did you know our kidneys filter almost 200 quarts of blood every day? Kidneys depend on water to filter and flush out toxins from our bodies. Useful minerals and nutrients are returned to our blood stream and all harmful or toxic substances are flushed away through our urinary tract. Without enough water, our kidneys can’t efficiently get rid of the waste.
Our muscles are 75% water. Staying hydrated helps prevent our muscles from cramping after we workout. Muscle cramps and feeling extra sore are often a sign that you aren’t drinking enough water before, during and after your workout. Drinking water can also keep us on track when it comes to our fitness goals. Sipping water throughout the day helps curb snacking. Many times when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. So, before reaching for more chips, try taking a few sips of water.
Did you know our brain cells depend on a healthy balance of water for electrical neuron transmissions? In other words, we need water to think. Even slight dehydration can start to negatively affect our brain function. When our brains get dehydrated our mental agility and short term memory are impacted. We’re more likely to feel sleepy or have trouble concentrating and our computing skills slow down. Water also transports nutrients to our brain and helps flush out toxins. Drinking water throughout the day helps keep us alert and supports optimal brain function.
Drinking plenty of water is essential for forming strong cartilage and reducing joint pain. Cartilage is the connective tissue that pads our joints, protecting our bones from friction and shock. A majority of joint pain occurs because of weakened or damaged cartilage. Cartilage is over 70% water. So the more you hydrate, the more cushion and lubrication you’re giving your joints!