You Asked: ''What Are the Benefits of Drinking More Water?''

By , SparkPeople Blogger
As a whole, we are made up of 70% water. Water regulates every function in our bodies. Water flushes out waste and toxins. It also transports all the necessary nutrients we need to look and feel good. It flushes out impurities in the skin; when skin cells are hydrated, they plump up to give you a good complexion. Also, muscles that are hydrated look more toned because they are made of 70% water. Not drinking enough water is similar to depriving that less-than-vibrant plant you water every few weeks. The plant will survive, but at what expense.

Other benefits of drinking water include:
  • Helps digest food 
  • Lowers Blood pressure 
  • Reduces Constipation 
  • Lessens Asthma 
  • Eases Depression 
  • Metabolizes fat 
  • Supports healthy hair and nails 
  • Carries more blood and oxygen to your face
  • Eases irritability 
  • Regulates body temperature so you don't get too cold or too hot 
  • Suppresses appetite 
  • Prevents water retention 
  • Reduces stress 
There are so many aches and pains that most people attribute to being old, sick or tired that are probably just a case of dehydration. Even a lack of concentration and focus can be attributed to a lack of water. It only makes sense, considering our brains are made up of 90% water. Those nagging headaches we often get, that most people shrug off as part of life, can also just be a case of dehydration. What about those painful joints that we complain about? Water works as a lubricant: When we're hydrated, the two opposing surfaces (for example, the femur and the tibia at the knee) will glide freely, causing less pain.

Since water is so good for so many things, doesn't it just make sense to make sure you're well-hydrated at all times?

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KHALIA2 2/29/2020
Lots of very good reasons for drinking water! Report
KHALIA2 2/24/2020
And you have to swallow your pills with it!!! Report
KACEYSW 11/27/2019
Really helpful information. Report
KHALIA2 11/10/2019
I do know that water is calorie free and good for you! Report
MSROZZIE 11/6/2019
Good need-to-know information! Report
TERMITEMOM 11/6/2019
Wonderful tips to remember! I have an app on my phone which lets me track my water intake. Report
ICECUB 11/6/2019
CECELW 11/6/2019
I love my water. I add just a bit of lemon juice or lime juice Report
ARTJAC 11/6/2019
SHERYE 11/6/2019
Terrific info Report
NELLJONES 11/6/2019
Infuse water with coffee!! Report
JAYGHEE 11/6/2019
I know from experience that water helps significantly reducing asthma symptoms. My grandson used to get really sick while camping. That’s no more Report
CHRISTINEM80 11/6/2019
Very interesting list. Wonder if it truly does reduce asthma symptoms. I need to get my son drinking more to see if this is true Report
NANHBH 11/6/2019
It’s my beverage of choice. And sometimes I still don’t drink enough. Report
PLCHAPPELL 11/6/2019
Solid teasoning Report
SPARKLEMEUP17 11/6/2019
I drink a tremendous amount of coffee too so never understood why my skin is so dry -my face is so dry-I'll definitely be drinking more water.I read that "How much water to drink"article on yahoo today-it said people who are overweight should drink half their weight in ounces-example a 200lb person should drink 100 ounces of water a day. Interesting. Love this article-Thanks! Report
BIKE4HEALTH 11/6/2019
a lot of important points have been shared here that I had not thought about. Great information and its appreciated you put this together..... Report
I do drink my 8 glasses of water a day. Report
CATNAP629 9/27/2019
good article Report
Great tips! Report
I manage to get in my 8 glasses per day. Report
Great suggestions! Report
Water is good! But also remember, that too much of any good thing is rarely good! Water is the same way. 10-12 eight oz. cups is probably ok for most people. Report
Not to mention CALORIE FREE!! Report
WOW! Thx for the info! Report
I really need to drink lots more! Yesterday my legs were cramping so bad and I had a major headache. I finally had a little bit of salt and a lot of water and things settled down. Trying harder to drink more today. Report
Great article. I do drink a lot as I dehydrate a lot too. Report
Oh my gosh! I don't know how that happened! Sorry! Report
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Thanks. Report
Thanks for sharing this information. Report
Loving my water! Report
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I have recently worked to up my water consumption. My morning routine (getting ready, shower, etc) includes 2 large glasses of water. I can definitely feel it on days that I do not hit my water intake goals. Report
Many great reasons Report
Great article. Report
I can tell the difference if I don't drink enough water in a day Report
I have this article pinned to my fridge as I find drinking water difficult as I just forget. I am getting into it now and have found cues to remind me. This is one of my motivators. Report
Water is so important, never to be left out of your day! Report
Water is essential! Report
You are what you think. Always think positive, empowering thoughts and your life will welcome positive opportunities! Report
I see some say that they only drink coffee and when my late husband was going through chemo they said that for every cup of coffee that he would need to drink two cups of water because coffee will make you lose water faster. Report
I have low blood pressure 80/50 and have to add salt & told to drink 10-12 cups of water daily to raise my blood pressure, so I can exercise at the gym slowly. With light exercise,light workouts at the gym,salt & extra water, I can manage to raise it to 100/70 most times.DR. said by looking in my mouth that I am dehydrated with drinking 8 glasses daily,maybe because of extra salt and I have kidney disease and was advised people with kidney disease use 2 times the amount of sodium,potassium,sugar and water as people who do not have kidney disease,so I also drink a bottle of Gatorade as my Dr. prescribes before exercise and add extra salt to it. During & after exercise I drink plain water till I get home, then I have a little more salt water. Report
Great article. Learned something new. Report
I've never heard that increasing water drinking can help ease depression. Could you please give your source for this claim? Is there any research that supports this?
Thank you. Report
I find that drinking water prevents/cures headaches. Report
This is the best blog. I am trying to make a copy of it for my fridge. WATER! WATER! WATER! is the answer. Report