Do you drink enough water each day? Here are 6 reasons why you should stay hydrated
3 October 2018| Last updated on 3 October 2018
We all know that water is one important nutrient that is very crucial for our short and long-term health.
Understanding our bodies’ need for hydration and its effect on our daily performance; especially in a city of hot climate like Dubai, can motivate us to top our fluid intake with premium quality water.
Here are some reasons why women should drink plenty of water:
1. Beautiful and glowing skin
Women have very tender skin, much more tender than men.
Essentially, drinking water clears the large intestine, which makes it easier for the body to absorb nutrients that benefit our skin. It also stimulates the production of new cells (blood and muscle cells) and removes toxins from the blood, leaving us with clean and healthy skin.
One more fact is that the lymphatic system is composed 95% of water and needs to be hydrated to function at its optimum level. Consequently, it would balance our body fluids and fight infections. This can be very important in the prevention of cancer as well as skin infections; such as eczema and even acne.
2. To maintain a healthy weight loss
Drinking water first thing in the morning has been proven to speed up the metabolism and resting energy expenditure (REE), that is the number of calories you burn during a non-active period.
Not only does this 0% calorie beverage help burn more calories, but it may even suppress one ’s appetite when consumed before meals. The benefits are even greater when you replace sugar-sweetened beverages with water, which further reduces your calorie intake.
3. Prevention of many diseases
Water is truly an amazing substance.
- It helps the body absorb nutrients
- It helps to get rid of waste products through urine and sweat
- It protects our body tissues and spinal cord, and keeps our joints cushioned
- It helps avoid painful bloating during menstruation
- It helps maintain a proper body temperature
- It keeps the blood volume high, which is essential to maintain and regulate the cardiovascular system and to supply oxygen and nutrients to other major organs
That’s to name a few of numerous benefits of drinking water. In fact, many studies state that women who consume more fluids are less likely to develop many diseases such as chronic kidney disease, UTI (Urinary Tract Infections) and cancer.
Keeping in mind that the female physiology shifts with the monthly changes in the levels of estrogen and progesterone affect her ability to hydrate, and therefore a woman needs higher water intake to replenish.
4. More effective and healthy workouts
Water is essential for good performance in the gym or when training in general.
When you are physically active you sweat and in turn lose essential fluids that ensure your body functions at its best. Losing too much fluids can lead to dehydration which may have a serious negative impact on your health.
5. While pregnant or breastfeeding
In addition to its numerous benefits, drinking water is very important for a pregnant woman as dehydration can cause contractions, which in turn can trigger preterm labor.
Breastfeeding women should also care about their water intake as breast milk is made up of about 90 percent water. Therefore, drinking plenty of this natural liquid will keep you healthy and hydrated, and helps you maintain your breast milk supply.
6. It will make you smile
Women who are properly hydrated have shown higher levels of concentration, better mood, less fatigue and headaches. Now who wouldn’t smile to that!