The Power of Water- And 5 Tips to Help You Use It For Your Health

The Power of Water- And 5 Tips to Help You Use It For Your Health

Water is easy to forget. We take it for granted, but it is an essential part of lots of things we enjoy. A calming rain, a hot shower after a long day, a glass of iced tea, and a dip in the pool are just a tiny fraction of the wonderful ways we enjoy water.

water and dock

It’s easy to forget to drink water during a busy day. It’s even easier to forget why our bodies need water. Staying hydrated has a huge impact on your health. We don’t want you to forget anymore, so we have some amazing facts about what water does for our bodies.

Fact #1:
Lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue.
H2O Tip:
Trade your second cup of coffee for a glass of ice water to give you a true energy boost.

Fact #2:
Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and join pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
H2O Tip:
Add an extra glass of water to your night time routine along with stretches or yoga.

fitness woman drinking water bottle

Fact #3:
A drop in body water could trigger difficulty focusing on the computer screen and short-term memory.
H2O Tip:
When you’ve hit the afternoon slump at work, try stepping away from the computer, taking a short walk outside, and drinking a cup of tea or flavored water to stay motivated.

Fact #4:
Drinking water cooled to 37.4 degrees has been found to lead to a slight increase in calorie expenditure for the following hour, as shown in a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
H2O Tip:
Because your body has to work to keep its internal temperature, drink ice water whenever possible.

Fact #5:
Drinking a glass of water before a meal can curb your appetite.
H2O Tip:
As you prepare a meal, fill a glass of ice water and only start the meal when you’ve finished it, as this may help you eat less.

We hope you’ll think about creative ways to stay hydrated this week! You’ll notice more energy, a better mood, and overall better health! If you’d like some more help with nutrition and diet planning, contact us to learn about our flexible nutrition coaching options.