The Healing Power of Water
It's no secret that drinking plenty of water has been a key to a longer and healthier life, yet many still don't drink their daily requirement. In addition to giving you a more youthful appearance and greater endurance during physical activities, drinking the daily recommended amount of water can actually reduce your blood pressure and make your more resistant to headaches and allergies. However, in spite of its obvious benefits, many individuals still choose to grab a soda or an iced coffee over a bottle of water, and don't take in to account the impact that the extra calories of these beverages and the lack of water in their diet may have on their overall health.
What Happens When I Don’t Get Enough Water?
When you don't drink enough water, your body is not able to function properly. Your body is approximately 75 percent water at any given time, and it needs water to maintain operations. Without water you could easily experience:
- Muscle Soreness and Cramping
- Dry Skin
Lack of water can also cause more serious side effects, negatively impacting the health of your heart and kidneys. Without adequate water consumption, your kidneys aren’t able to properly flush all the toxins out of your body and your heart is unable to easily pump blood throughout your body.
What are the Symptoms of Dehydration?
Many of us don’t realize that we are dehydrated on a daily basis. We wait for our bodies to tell us that we need water until a hot day or heavy physical exercise which can actually limit our physical capacities. To be able to determine whether or not you are drinking enough water on a daily basis, have a greater awareness about your body. Have you noticed any of the following?
- Continuous or excessive thirst
- Dry Mouth
- Dry Skin
- Dark Yellow Urine
You may be dehydrated. Fortunately, dehydration, even the minimal dehydration we put ourselves through on a daily basis can be easily remedied with 6 to 8 eight ounce glasses of water daily, and you don’t have to constantly spend money on expensive bottled water to get clean, great tasting water either. Many water filter systems are easily affordable, and allow you to enjoy healthy and tasty water straight from your own faucet. Having a water filter system installed in your home is also simple, and can be done in one or two quick visits.