Drinking water is very important for your health and well-being! It’s very important to make sure that you are drinking enough water for your body weight, as too little water intake can cause dehydration, premature aging, reductions in muscle mass, joint pains, digestive issues, hunger pangs, and chemical imbalances.
Water is constantly lost from the body through skin evaporation, breathing, urine and stools, and exercise. Making sure you are drinking enough water every day is important to keep your body alert, young and at a healthy weight. Drinking the appropriate amount of water for your body weight every day ensures that the body’s balance of fluids is maintained. Water is required to move around nutrients, have proper digestion and circulation, maintain the body’s temperature, and provide organs with an adequate oxygen supply. As well, water can help to control calorie intake and keep body weight down, by acting as a replacement for other high-calorie foods and drinks and by suppressing appetite. Your skin will also appreciate water, as water functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss, which makes your skin look more wrinkled and dry.
How do you know your body is dehydrated? Look for symptoms like extreme thirst, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, and less frequent urination.