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Monday, February 21, 2011

Daily Tip

Drink Water! No seriously Its better for you than you think. Im not going to give this 8 glasses a day lecture but I will give you a list of benefits of drinking water.

Water has many functions in our body including it Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells, moisturizes the air in the lungs, helps with metabolism, protects our vital organs, helps our organs absorb nutrients better, regulates body temperature, detoxifies and protects and moisturizes our joints. When we have it in proper supply there are many health benefits.

Water effectively flushes toxins from the body which contributes to weight loss.

Hydration keeps your skin healthy by moisturizing and increasing elasticity.

Drinking water helps to regulate body temperature, this can be a great benefit during hard exercise.

Water raises your metabolism and helps reduce constipation ( up to a 3% increase in calorie burning)

Are you sick? Probably not enough water.. a study by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj MD shows that we can avoid literally hundreds of diseases by changing your water and salt intake.

Water is really cheap! Why the hell would anyone buy a plastic water bottle when water from your tap costs next to nothing.

When your dehydrated (even losing 1-2% of your body weight in water can cause this) there are many negative side effects including

Dry mouth
Little or no urination
Muscle weakness

Lemon water can reduce the pain from toothaches,

Lemon water has many medical benefits ranging from helping relieve a sore throat to purifying blood.

Water honestly is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall health yet its so easily ignored. A tip I would like everyone who is like me and trying to avoid overly sugary drinks to try would be to drink 1 glass of water before you grab that coke. Chances are you'll eliminate your thirst and kill your craving for the other beverage.

Have a good day everyone!


  1. I would like to start running more often myself, maybe work up to a 5K, half marathon, etc one day. Thanks for the tips. New follower!

  2. Water is indeed awesome, can't have enough.

  3. i don't have good water... only from crane

  4. I'm glad someone else out there is advocating water, I always see people drinking sodas and other sugary drinks. Water is the way to go.

  5. I carry a bottle around everywhere. water, and I save tons of money from not buying drinks.

  6. I am trying to get calvin to drink water after his dental surgery!!
    Dr said that if you get dehydrated that smooshes your immune system and you can get an infection!

  7. I hate water. I wish it wouldn't taste so boring. Drinking water in winter is especially bad.