20 because aside from the
taste, water is anything but boring. Check out these six reasons you need to
stay hydrated this summer—and why water should be your choice sip.
Everyone says that you’re supposed to drink about 8 glasses
of water a day, but that seems like an awful lot. Well, guess what, babes: Ya
might wanna consider fitting in the extra H
Believe it or not, being dehydrated will actually make your
skin more wrinkly and dry. So in order to avoid looking like a raisin, make
sure your skin cells are gettin’ all the water they need to keep your skin
lookin’ picture perf.
Nix Your Nibblin’
Drinking more water can actually help you lose weight. The
water fills you up, so you’re not craving so much snackage. Plus, it’s always
better to drink all-natural, zero-calorie water than sugary, calorie-filled
sodas and sports drinks.
If asthmatics don’t get enough water, their histamine levels
increase, which means that their airways will be closed down in order to
conserve the liquid that they do have. So to keep those airways open, make that
water bottle your new BFF.
Water keeps the temperature of your bod stable because it
lets you sweat. If there’s not enough fluid in your body, you won’t have any
extra to sweat off. And gross as it is, sweating does help you chill out
because the water leaving your skin gives you a cool sensation.
Energize Without the
Cells need water to stay healthy. When you get dehydrated,
they shrivel, which makes your muscles feel tired and weak. That’s why it’s
extra important to drink lots of water when you’re workin’ out or playing
Get Well and Stay
Water helps with all kinds of problems, from the flu to
migraines to heart attacks. It also lubricates your joints, so that you’re less
likely to sprain things. Best of all, staying hydrated boosts your immune
system so you can avoid getting sick in the first place.
How are you staying
hydrated in this heat wave?
BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 7/31/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, health, nutrition