We’re constantly told to drink water but rarely told why. Hydration is vital to your body for a lot of obvious reasons, like controlling your temperature, helping maintain balance in your body, helping with digestion in your body, and helping flush waste out of your body. There are a couple of reasons that you may not have thought of, though, so here is a couple:

  • It increases the amount of energy that you have
    • Being dehydrated slows down circulation, and severely reduces the flow of oxygen to your brain. This leads to you feeling sluggish and underperforming, which diverts your focus. You can prevent this by staying hydrated.
  • It can seriously help with calorie control
    • Sometimes, your body tends to mistake being dehydrated for being hungry. By drinking water, you can feel less of this “hunger” and control your calorie intake much easier. Remember to drink water instead of other beverages (most of the time), because water is often the healthiest option.
  • It helps keep your skin much healthier
    • It’s often said that the cheapest and most effective way to take care of your skin is to drink tons of water. This keeps your skin hydrated, and helps reduce the number of toxins in your skin. Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, leads to breakouts and wrinkles, and sometimes eczema.
  • It can help you fall asleep easier at night
    • When water regulates your body temperature, it stops you from feeling too hot or cold at night. Dryness in your nasal passages, which can be avoided by staying hydrated, can also lead to snoring, which also reduces the quality of sleep for anyone sleeping near you.

There are countless reasons to stay hydrated, and it’s not too hard to do so. Just remember to drink lots of water every day. If you have more questions about hydration, your primary care physician is always a good place to start. If you’re looking for a primary care physician in Plano, Irving, or Frisco, call us at 214-666-6259 or schedule an appointment in the contact tab above the post.

Author Jai Sammpath

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