What’s So Great About Water?

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT DRINKING WATER?

WHY DO WE NEED WATER?

Why do we need water??? 

Well, the answer’s quite simple really……

…..Your body can’t survive without water!…. 

That statement should come as no surprise, but even though we can get a lot of the water we need from the food we eat (up to 25% of our daily requirements) as well as the odd beverage here and there, we also lose a lot of water through diet, exercise, metabolic processes, sweating, breathing, urination, and the list goes on.

8 BENEFITS OF DRINKING WATER!!

1. REMOVES TOXINS!

Water detoxifies the body
Water helps to flush the liver and kidneys of toxins which [directly and indirectly] aid bowel movements!

2. IMPROVES METABOLISM

Basal metabolic rate is directly correlated to hydration. The more water you drink, the higher your metabolic rate. This means water helps you burn more fat during the day!

3.KEEPS YOU FULL UP!

Water is filling!!
When you drink a lot of water, you’re filling up your stomach more, increasing blood flow and reducing the hunger response!
 In other words, you tend to eat less than you otherwise would. 
This is GREAT if you’re on a diet!

4. INCREASES MUSCLE GROWTH!

Muscle is 70% Water!!
They need to be properly hydrated in order to perform at maximum capacity.
 When you’re not drinking enough water, your performance in the gym will suffer.

5. IMPROVES BLOOD FLOW

Water stimulates Red Blood Cells!!
When you drink a lot of water, especially on an empty stomach, you are not only increasing blood volume and blood flow, but  you’re also increasing the production of red blood cells.
Red blood cells are responsible for providing the body with oxygen, and you therefore feel more oxidised, energised, and revitalised when you’re drinking a lot of water!

6. REDUCES HEADACHES

Drinking sufficient water on a regular basis reduces the incidence of headaches.

7. BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM

Water increases White Blood Cell Production
Water helps to flush the liver and kidneys of toxins as well as boost immunity by increasing fluid balance and white blood cell production.

8. HEALTHIER SKIN

Water Helps to Revitalise the Skin
Water increases bowel movements. The resulting removal of toxins from the body reduces incidence of acne and revitalises the skin giving a more youthful appearance.

HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU'RE
DRINKING ENOUGH WATER??

It goes without saying that your body requires a regular consumption of water each day to run effectively. However, you only need to drink water when you’re thirsty and when you’re training. There’s no need to overdo it. 

The human body is very adaptive and acts a bit like a filtering system to some degree.

 When you drink water, your body will take what it needs and excrete the rest. 

It doesn’t make sense to drink too much!

Frequent Urination

Clear Urine (Most of the time)

You should be urinating frequently throughout the day. 

(7 to 10 times a day is a good sign that you’re drinking enough water!)

In addition to regular urination, most of your urine should be clear in colour 

(at least 5 to 7 of the times you decide to take a leak, you should have clear, colourless urine!) 

 

This topic is covered in more detail in ‘The Essential Guide to Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding.’

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5 Comments

  1. clive

    excellent blog!

  2. Sandra

    well-spoken doctor!

  3. Sola Toye

    We do need a reminder from time to time. Easily accessible yet most neglected!

  4. Sola

    We do need a reminder from time to time. Easily accessible yet most neglected!

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