The simple act of drinking an adequate amount of water can make a profound impact on your health.
For the records, I declare that I am not a lover of water.
Some years ago, I discovered that oftentimes when I feel low on energy, it was an indication that I might have been dehydrated. Even slight dehydration can have a profound impact on our energy levels. Sometimes if I’m experiencing a headache. Sometimes a vague, annoying headache that just won’t let up. Yes, this too is oftentimes due to insufficient water intake. Unclear thought process, dry, patchy & scaly skin. Dizziness & lightheadedness. Dry mouth. Feeling Irritable. Difficulty sleeping. How about constipation. Joint and muscle pain. These and many other symptoms are often related to the insufficient intake of water.So, as I stated before, I do not like water. Although I do not like water, I am quite aware of how essential it is to drink an adequate amount of this tasteless liquid.
Our bodies are made up of more than 60% water. We constantly lose water through tears, sweat, saliva, urine, stool, and secretions from other orifices. If we are constantly losing water, and we’re not replacing that water sufficiently, this leads to a fluid imbalance which can result in one or more of the issues mentioned above.
Anyone who is into Healthy Living knows that the healthy choices and decisions we make on a daily basis are done, not necessarily because we like them or even enjoy them. We do them out of necessity. So it is with drinking water.
For quite a while, I prided myself on drinking 64 ounces of water per day.
Some days I’ll fall off the wagon. I reset and start again, never beat up on myself.
Drinking sufficient water is vital for You to succeed with your Health goals and on your health journey.
Marva Riley, Registered Nurse. Author. Health Advocate