In the middle of summer, with triple digits and a sweltering sun, we get that we should drink more water. After all, that’s the time of year when we’re sweating it all off pretty quickly. However, water is important for your body any time of year. In fact, it can help you maintain your healthy, fit lifestyle.
1. Water Helps You Sleep Better
Did you know that going to bed even slightly dehydrated can disrupt your sleep? But that doesn’t mean you can just chug a big cup of water before bed. You need to drink water throughout the day.
When you sleep, you naturally lose water through breathing—which most of us do open-mouthed during the night. And that reduced water can lead to leg cramps, snoring, and a parched throat.
If you drink more water, you’ll find that you sleep more soundly and wake up more refreshed.
2. Water Gives You More Energy
Instead of reaching for an energy drink, try a big glass of water instead. You only need to be 1% dehydrated for your mental and physical performance to be impaired. And dehydration leads to fatigue, but when you drink more water, that fatigue is counteracted.
Nearly every cell in our bodies needs water—and lots of it. The science says that nearly 60% of the body is made of water. It’s no wonder that we need so much of it to feel energized!
3. Water Makes You Feel Fuller
If losing weight is on your to-do list, you may want to drink more water. Being well hydrated can help increase your metabolism, for a start. And when you’re feeling hungry, drinking a glass of water before eating will make you feel satiated, which leads to eating less.
One study showed that drinking a glass of ice-cold water 30 minutes before a meal led to 44% of the participants losing weight. Why cold water? Your body has to heat it up to body temperature, which means you’ll use even more energy to do so. Win win.
4. Happy People Drink More Water
It may seem far-fetched to say that, if you drink more water, you’ll be happier. But science has linked water intake to mood, believe it or not. Since even slight dehydration leads to fatigue, it’s no wonder that drinking enough of the clear stuff will keep you moving on all cylinders. And that means you’ll be happier. After all, who has ever started a story with, “What a night! I drank so much water that I did some really crazy things.” Yep, not going to happen.
5. Water May Be the Fountain of Youth
Since water is needed by every cell in the body, it aids in lubrication of the joints. Cartilage is about 85% water, so without enough water, your joints won’t move as they should.
And that’s not all.
When you drink more water, you flush out toxins in your body. Buy all the lotions and potions, but be sure to hydrate on the inside as well. Your skin will thank you.
CoolSculpting: A Great Supplement to Your Healthy Lifestyle
If you are the kind to drink more water, you’re likely the kind of person who is concerned about your health. CoolSculpting can be an excellent addition to that healthy lifestyle. Many of the clients at Bodify, Arizona’s premier CoolSculpting boutique, are dedicated to their health and fitness—and our noninvasive treatments support that.
Schedule your consultation to learn more about how we can help you meet your goals. And we’ll even greet you with a nice cool glass of water.