Why Is Water Essential To Health Maintenance?


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1. Get healthy skin. Drinking water moisturizes your skin from the
inside out. Water is essential to maintaining elasticity and suppleness
and helps prevent dryness.
2. Lose weight. Increased water consumption can help you control
weight by preventing you from confusing hunger with thirst. Water will
also keep your body systems working properly, including metabolism and
digestion, and give you the energy (and hydration) necessary for

3. Flush toxins. By helping to flush toxins, appropriate water intake lessens the burden on your kidneys and liver.
4. Reduce your risk of a heart attack. Researchers at Loma Linda
University in California studied more than 20,000 healthy men and women
and found that people who drink more than five glasses of water a day
were less likely to die from a heart attack or heart disease than those
who drank fewer than two glasses a day.
5. Cushion and lube your joints and muscles. Water makes up a
large part of the fluid that lubricates and cushions your joints and
muscles. Drinking water before, during, and after exercise can also
help reduce muscle cramping and premature fatigue.
6. Stay regular. Water helps prevent constipation by adding
fluid to the colon and bulk to stools, making bowel movements softer
and easier to pass.
7. Stay hydrated, get energized, and be alert. On average, most
adults lose about 10 cups of fluid a day through sweating, exhaling,
urinating, and bowel movements. Even minor dehydration can cause
impaired concentration, headaches, irritability, and fatigue.
8. Regulate your body temperature. Perspiration is your body's
natural mechanism to control body temperature. And to sweat, you need
plenty of water.
9. Reduce your risk of disease and infection Water can help
prevent kidney stones and reduce your chances of getting bladder,
kidney, and urinary tract infections. One study found that women who
drank more than five glasses of water a day had a risk of colon cancer
that was 45 percent less than those who drank two or fewer glasses a
10. Get well. The traditional prescription to "drink plenty of
fluids" when you're sick still holds strong. Water can help control a
fever, replace lost fluids, and thin out mucus.

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