Summer is hot. That’s no surprise for anybody. We are full of concerns when it comes to having fun in the sun and we are ready to protect ourselves and our loved ones with an arsenal of sunscreen, shades, hats and umbrellas. That is all very much needed, especially when planning an outing that involves many hours of exposure to the infamous UV rays. But for the next hot days of summer, you should also consider the ways you are protecting your body from the inside. And one way can be as simple as to drink a glass of cold water.
The benefits of water.
Drinking water can be a way to more than just help you calm your thirst. Studies about the benefits of water for health are countless – people don’t say “drink 8 glasses everyday” for nothing – and the results are always surprising in the best way.
Maybe it doesn’t have to be eight glasses, it could be either more or less depending on your metabolism, but the common of people drink much less water than the amount they need. So, for those in need of a reminder or motivation to increase their water levels in their bodies, here are some of the many things water can do for you:
-It purifies you. Your internal organs – specifically your colon – need to be clean so they can function at their best and absorb nutrients easier. Water helps detoxify your system and take away all the waste.
-Gives your skin a healthier, younger look.Washing your face is not the only way to clean your skin. I also needs to be cleaned from the inside. Water will also bring elasticity to your skin, smoothing wrinkles.
-Regulates body temperature. Very useful for these summer days.
-Helps you with weight loss. The more water you drink, the less hungry you’ll feel. In addition, water also boosts your metabolism.
-It carries the nutrients and oxygen to your cells need.
-Helps improve your mood.
-Increases your performance when working out. Your muscles are made out of 75% water, so it also helps with the production of muscle cells. Plus, it moistens oxygen, which makes it easier to breathe and keep your brain well oxygenated.
-It helps your body produce new blood cells. Water makes up 83% of your blood.
The list keeps going, so as a way to keep you inspired, we will also give you some ideas on how to increase your water consumption:
-Set your goals. Make a record of how many times you drink water on a day and the equivalent of how many glasses.
-Use an app to track them. Living in the 2.0 world, is it surprising that an app can calculate the levels of water you drink?
-Get a nice water bottle. There are many models in the market that address your needs. Invest in one that you will actually use – and remember to keep it clean and close everyday.
-Let a glass of water sneak in you daily routines. If you already have your everyday rituals set, this won’t be hard. A glass when waking up, a glass after brushing your teeth, a glass or two with each meal…
-Infused water. Tired of the same old plain water? Get it infused with your favorite fruits, veggies or tea.
-Coconut water. If you can find some of it, it will bless your body with its extra advantages. Plus, it is really tasty.