Doctors always emphasize the importance of drinking enough water, but few patients understand why. Is it to flush out toxins from the system? Assist in weight loss? Help relieve common health problems? There are plenty of articles out there extolling the benefits of drinking water, many of which make claims without sufficient evidence; and then there are the real reasons to drink water.
If you search the Internet for information about drinking water, you may be surprised how much has been written about it. There are plenty of so-called “experts” out there dispensing advice about that magic number of water glasses we must each consume every day. But how many people actually keep track of it?
Did you know that some people actually try to avoid drinking too much water? It’s true. They fear that consuming generous amounts of water will make weight loss more difficult. In reality, just the opposite is true. Water consumption actually assists in weight loss.
We’ve all heard the claims from the medical community about the benefits of drinking water, but most of them are aimed at maintaining a healthy complexion or improving bodily functions. While many nutritionists encourage more water consumption, it is not a hard and fast rule for weight loss – or is it?
We’ve heard it all before, how water is crucial to good health. Most adults know that as much as 75% of the body’s weight is made up of water, but throughout the day we lose this water through perspiration, urination, even breathing. This is why it is critically important to continue replacing this water by drinking enough fluid.
Every year around this time we hear about someone who collapsed from heat exhaustion in a crowded stadium, or someone who passed out while running on a hot summer day, but this shouldn’t be a reason to exercise inside all summer long. Sure, there will always be those scorching summer days when no one wants to venture out of air-conditioned comfort. However, it makes sense to learn some of the best ways to prevent heat-related health issues before they happen.