7 Water Facts That Will Make You Want a Water Break

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by Daniel McClain on Aug 4, 2014

Health benefits of waterNo matter what you’re doing right now, you need to get up and pour yourself a drink of water.

Why? Because water is necessary for life, but also because of these 7 amazing facts that are sure to make you thirst for some H2O.

Water has zero calories

That’s right, zero. You get all the life-preserving benefits of water with none of the calories.

If you’re trying to lower your calorie intake, try reaching for a cold glass of water instead of one of those high-calorie sodas. Your waist line will thank you.

Water helps keep your skin looking clear and healthy

Your skin has quite a bit of water in it, and you need plenty of hydrating liquids to keep your skin clear and healthy. Without adequate water, your skin will start to look dry and wrinkled.

Water provides your muscles with energy

When you sweat, your body loses water, and when your muscles lose water, they get fatigued and don’t perform as well. This is the main reason why staying hydrated when you’re working out is so important.

It keeps your kidneys running smoothly

About 200 quarts of blood pass through your kidneys each day. The kidneys do a wonderful job of ridding your body of toxins, but you need to drink plenty of fluids to keep things flowing smoothly.

Keeps your body fluids balanced              

Your body is mostly water (about 60%). Keeping this balance is vital for all the functions of your body, including regulating body temperature and digesting food.

Water helps you stay alert

When you’re dehydrated, one of the first symptoms is feeling exhausted. Next time you’re feeling sleepy, try drinking water rather than a caffeinated beverage.

Water helps you digest your food

Water keeps things flowing in your body. You’ve probably heard that fiber is important for digestion. Well, it’s water that pumps the fiber into your system and keeps things moving.

Stay cool this summer by drinking plenty of water, and check back on our blog for more helpful tips about insurance and healthy living!

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