It is common knowledge that drinking water is essential for humans to survive. But just because its common knowledge, doesn't mean we do it as much as we are supposed to. The average american drinks 20oz of water a day which is less than a third of the average recommended amount. It is recommended that you drink at least 64oz of water every day.
Here are just SOME of the reasons why staying hydrated is important:
1. Your body uses water to transport essential nutrients around the body. 2. Water helps to keep your body from overheating via sweating. 3. It is fuel for you body to help you think clearly and stay alert. 4. Water helps your skin to look healthy and glow. 5. Drinking water and staying hydrated can help with weight loss. Often when we feel hungry, we are actually thirsty/getting dehydrated. 6. Being fully hydrated will boost your performance in sports.
What happens if you consistently don't drink enough water?
1. Dehydration can lead to headaches 2. Joint pain 3. Cramping muscles 4. Build up of toxins in the body 5. Your skin may become dry and droopy 6. A feeling of tiredness and weakness 7. It will effect your mood: irritability, mood swings 8. Dizziness and feeling lightheaded