Everyone and their mother has heard about the latest push to drink more water in the day – but when you ask why, each person seems to have their own slightly different explanation.
We’re made up of about 60% water… with that being said, it’s almost obvious to state that water is crucial for our bodies. It’s recommended that women drink around 2.7 liters of water in a day, while men are recommended 3.7.
Just like eating all your fruits and veggies, drinking water is important for our overall health (and that includes our skin’s health). Here’s what drinking enough water can do:
- Boost skin elasticity: This helps our skin “bounce back” from things like acne and breakouts without retaining as much scarring.
- Pushes out toxins in the body: You know how everyone says that the lighter your pee, the healthier you are? That’s because as you drink more water, your body is able to flush out the toxins easier and more frequently.
- Increase your “glow”: Has your skin ever been dry and you can’t figure out why? It’s probably because you skin isn’t hydrated enough! When it’s properly hydrated, your skin will look smooth and silky.
- Fuels your cells: When working out, staying hydrated is key to ensure your muscle cells are able to keep up.
- Cycle nutrients in your body: Every system in our body is connected – and water helps connect each system with valuable nutrients in a smooth cycle.
While you may know about some of the benefits to drinking enough water every day, it can be tricky to actually stay on top of it. There are a lot of tricks you can try:
- Set a timer to remind you to drink every hour.
- As soon as you wake up, drink one glass of water.
- Keep a water bottle in your car, bedroom, and office.
- To shake things up, add your favorite fruit!
- Try water flavoring packets if you don’t like the plain taste of water.
- Set a goal for every day on how much you’d like to drink.
- Keep a water jug in your fridge (filled up!) at all times.
- Drink a glass at every meal.
- Use a fun water app!
- Eat spicy foods – you’ll already want to drink more!
Drinking water is a great (and easy) way to mindfully work on your health. It can also lead to other good habits like working out and watching your sugar intake! Keeping up with your hydration isn’t just a diet trend – it’s a habit you should form for a lifetime of good health.