23 Aug Stay Hydrated
You’ve been told time and time again of the importance of drinking water, whether it’s the 8 x 8 rule (8-8 oz. glasses of water a day) or just keeping you alert and energized during a humid day. But the benefits of drinking a sufficient amount of water throughout your day extends much further than quenching your thirst.
We know water supplies us with some level of energy, but its purposes don’t end there. From digestion to circulation, water has the ability to help a variety of bodily functions, making it a cornerstone of any diet.
Our friends at Physiomed has brought us 5 more benefits of staying hydrated throughout your day!
Keeping Things Regular
Making sure you’re hydrated throughout the day will help your digestive system in ways you’d never think of. Not only does it alleviate serious conditions such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or constipation, but also reduces the risk of bloating, ulcers and acid reflux.
Managing your Weight
Water has been known for a while now as an important part of weight loss. Not only does it help your general overall healthy in term of cell and tissue restoration, but it also helps to prevent overeating as dehydration signals to the body that more nutrients are needed when it may not necessarily mean you need a full meal.
Supports your Immunity
When your body is dehydrated, histamines are produced within you that are essential to regulating your immune system. However, if you are often dehydrated, the level of histamine will increase and in turn can lead to allergy symptoms. This includes, but is not limited to, sneezing, congestion and other respiratory issues.
Go With the Flow
Your circulation can also greatly improve when you’re properly hydrated. By regulating the viscosity of your blood, it can move more freely throughout your body. When you’re dehydrated, your circulatory rate decreases and, as a result, increases the pressure to the walls of your veins and arteries.
Just like flushing out your system, staying hydrated aids in ridding your body of toxins, which usually results in clearer, healthier skin. As the skin is a critical part of the immune system, lack of hydration can result in the appearance of blackheads, redness and even more serious conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis.