Why is drinking enough water important?  - UWS Connected Whole Health - UWS Connected Whole Health

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We’ve all had a time when we knew we didn’t drink enough water throughout the day and felt thirsty, tired, and even lightheaded. This is because water is so important to all of the systems in our bodies. Staying hydrated during exercise helps replenish the water that we lose through sweat and helps our muscles keep from cramping.

Drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help to keep your body feeling 100%!

A few reasons our body needs water:

  1. Helps us to sweat and regulates body temperature
  2. Lubricates the joints
  3. Delivers oxygen throughout the body
  4. Helps with skin health
  5. Cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues
  6. Forms saliva and mucus
  7. The digestive system depends on it.
  8. Flushes body waste
  9. Helps maintain blood pressure
  10. Makes minerals and nutrients accessible
  11. Prevents kidney damage
  12. The airways need it
  13. Boosts performance during exercise
  14. Weight loss
  15. It reduces the chance of a hangover

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Chief Editor: Dr. Moreau | DC, DACBSP, FACSM | CEO & Chief Medical Officer