See, I didn’t try to sell you a supplement. No coupon code needed. And I didn’t make you read for 2.5 days before I got to the actual point of the post. But, if you’re still reading and would like to know why water may help you lose weight, feel better, look better, and exercise better, read on!
There are dozens of studies and hundreds of articles you can peruse if you want to learn all of the health benefits of drinking more water, but these 3 benefits are the ones that I believe will greatly help anyone trying to improve their health this year.
Your body craves water – when you drink water on a regular basis, your skin will look better, your kidneys will function better, and your bowels will be, well, more active.
Water helps burn more calories – drinking water can help fight those cravings, help your muscles work harder, and rev up your metabolism as it warms up the water in your digestive tract.
Drinking less water means more water retention – it sounds counter-intuitive but the less water you drink, the more water your body retains. Your body thinks you’re going to die of thirst, so retains much more water–the scales won’t tell you that the weight gain came from water retention. If you drink enough water, your body keeps flushing it out. You’ll both be happier!
Keep a water bottle at your desk, next to your sofa, or even by your bed. You don’t need to guzzle it. Heck, you don’t even need to get all of your water from the faucet–eat more fruits and vegetables! And, worst case, drink just about any beverage that doesn’t contain sugar or alcohol–any fluid intake will help!
Yes, any additional water increase will help. And, yes, you can follow the many guidelines on how much water you should drink each day, but I’ll offer an easy, personalized method: