jueves, 21 de abril de 2011

Benefits of Drinking Water

Here at Sport and Health we love to drink water.
But we thought we would do some research on what the benefits of drinking water are. This is what they found out:
First we decided to learn about water and the function of it in our human body, the benefits were that it transports nutrients and oxygen into cells, helping the body metabolism, protecting vital organs, moister the air in lungs, regulating body temperature and detoxifying the body.
Also we learnt that muscles consist of 75% water, brain has 90% of water, bone consists of 22% and blood has 83%. We felt these were already great benefits for our body.
But we still wanted to know what the benefits of drinking water were for our health.
Here’s what we found – top 10 benefits of drinking water.
1. Skin looks healthier and younger
By being hydrated your skin looks automatically younger and also by drinking water it replenishes skin tissues, it moisturizes skin and also increases skin elasticity.
2. Lose Weight
By drinking water it flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown. So this reduces hunger, which means you’ll eat less.
3. Can help relieve headaches
Because if you’re not use to drinking water you may suffer from dehydration so by drinking water this can help.
4. Relieves Fatigue
Water flushes out toxins and waste products from the body.
5. Improves Digestion and Constipation
Drinking water raises the metabolism so this aids digestion and by eating fibre and drinking water you will have a daily bowel movement.
6. Better Mood
Your body will feel good and so this will make you feel good.
7. Relieves Tiredness
Drinking water will help flush out waste products and toxins from the body.
8. Benefits the Brain
Drinking water will make your brain work efficiently and so it will help you think clearer.
9. Reduced Cramps and Strains
By being hydrated this will keep muscles and joints lubricated.
10. Vital for Pregnancy
By being pregnant your body will need more water to support the growing body and blood supply. If you also breastfeed you should drink plenty of water because you may get dehydrated.
One last question we wanted to solve was how much water should we drink?
We found out that it was between 7 to 10 averaged sized glasses of water. But it also depends on size and height because everyone is different so it just comes down to thinking about it for your own body.

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