Reasons to Drink Water
Because water makes up close to 70 per cent of an adult’s body weight, it is vital for us to replenish water regularly to balance the loss the body experiences through breathing, metabolism, sweating, urination and removal of waste. We will not be able to survive if we do not replace the water the body lost.
With all the different kind of drinks available in the market today, we end up choosing them over water. We drink coffee, soda, fruit juices, tea, milk and other drinks instead of water. Do you know that water is the only beverage that you need on a daily basis? It only takes a little focus to make drinking water a habit. Because water is so vital for the body, it should be the beverage you consume 2 to 3 litres daily.
So why is water so vital? First and foremost, water is so essential to the human body survival. A person can live about a month without food but only a week without water. In a study done by the American Journal of Epidemiology, drinking adequate water can lower your risks of a heart attack. It was found that a person who drinks 5 glasses of water per day are less likely to die of a heart attack as compared with a person who drinks less than 2 glasses. Besides that, drinking enough water can also decrease the risks of colon cancer by 45 per cent, bladder by 50 per cent.
Water is also vital for a healthy skin. It has been reported that people who drink adequate water have a healthy and glowing appearance. This is because water naturally moisturises the skin as it ensures the proper formation of the under layers of the skin. This of course would not happen overnight, but drinking enough water for a week can promote healthier skin.
Because water is so important, try to drink about 8 glasses of water daily. Drink a glass when you wake up, a glass with each meal and another between meals. If you exercise, drink water before, during and after your workout. You don’t have to go for sports drink, unless you are doing it for more than an hour. Generally, just try to keep yourself from getting thirsty.