Why Weight? is presenting a free online webinar, “Let’s Talk Sugar and Water: Get Health Wise with WW Coach Eliot” on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016. Learn valuable information about daily choices you can make that will have life-alternating HEALTHY effects for you – tips that will keep you healthy and so much more!
One of the many topics Eliot will cover is water, so here’s a jumpstart with some amazing info about one of our most important sources for good health! Here at Why Weight?, we’re big believers in how changing your attitude and the perspectives that you have can truly change your life.
So, print this article off – and the next time you’re about to reach for an unhealthy can of your favorite sugary drink, reach for water instead and remind yourself of all the wonderful benefits it has to offer you! Envision each sip of refreshing water revitalizing every cell, nerve, tissue, muscle, and organ in your whole body. Enjoy!
Water: Good Health Begins with Safe Drinking Water
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has brought awareness to the extreme importance of having a safe source of drinking water. It’s a wake-up call to everyone: Just because it looks like healthy drinking water doesn’t mean it is.
While municipalities are required to test public water frequently, home owners should also have private wells tested, too. It’s a small price to pay for ensuring you and your family and even your pets have a safe source of drinking water. There are remedies such as filtration systems or bottled water that can be utilized contamination is detected.
Bottom line: Learn about the quality of the water you’re drinking. It can impact your life – literally.
The Importance of Water for Your Body
Think water just quenches your thirst? It does so much more!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), water regulates your body temperature, lubricates joints, gets ride of wastes, and protects your spinal cord and other delicate tissues. And those are just a few of its healing elixirs!
Your brain depends on water, too. Studies show a fluid loss of just 1.36% after exercise not only impaired both mood and concentration, but increased the frequency of headaches. In some people, not having enough water can even trigger headaches or migraines.
The importance of water for the body is fascinating! It maintains the body’s pH and aids in the prevention of constipation, heartburn, gastritis, ulcers and kidney stones.
But the list doesn’t stop there!
The Wonders of Water
Water can help control calories, according to WebMD. Substituting water for a higher calorie beverage, such as a soft drink, can become part of your weight loss strategy. By drinking water and eating hydration packed foods like watermelons, oranges and pineapples, you can help trim calories and feel fuller, faster.
Water is important for muscles, helping maintain their fluids and electrolytes. It helps your skin look great and helps your kidneys by ridding your body of toxins.
And a healthy tip: You know you are getting enough fluids when urine flows freely, is light in color and has no odor.
Fun Facts About Water
In his book “Water for Health, for Healing, for Life,” author F. Batmanghelidj, MD, highlights some benefits of water:
-Good hydration can help reduce cavities and tooth decay, since water helps the promotion
of saliva to keep your mouth and teeth clean.
-Water prevents the clogging of arteries in the heart and brain, helping to minimize heart
attacks and strokes.
-Since water is the main lubrication in joints, it helps prevent arthritis and back pain.
-Water helps prevent memory loss as we age.
-Water reduces the effects of aging, helping to make our skin smoother and giving it luster.
Quality Drinking Water – A Healthy Necessity for Life
Water is something we tend to take for granted, but quality drinking water is a necessity for healthy living.
And what an easy step towards better health – simply drinking water! And as you drink your water, think of all the fantastic benefits it has for every part of your body. Sometimes the simple things are right in front of us – so don’t overlook the wonders of water anymore!
Let’s Talk Sugar and Water: Get Health Wise with WW Coach Eliot is right around the corner – on April 26th – sign up here to claim your free spot today!
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