Molokai Fitness: Benefits of Water
By Ayda Ersoy
In my last article, I talked about starting your journey to health and fitness by taking small steps. Let’s look now at the first step that you can start right away. This week, start by trying to drink more pure water. Let’s look at the benefits.
Water increases energy. Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. And your energy levels will increase.
Water helps you lose weight – filling your tummy if consumed prior to meals, it reduces hunger, raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
It flushes out toxins by getting rid of waste through sweat and urination. This reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTIs (urinary tract infections).
Ample water improves your skin – water moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. It helps get rid of wrinkles. You will look even more beautiful than you already are!
Drinking plenty of water helps your gut. Water is essential for digesting your food and preventing constipation.
It improves your immune system – drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
Water is a natural headache remedy. It helps relieve and prevent headaches, as well as migraines and back pains too.
Staying hydrated prevents cramps and sprains. Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
Drinking water puts you in a good mood – when the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!
It saves money – water is calorie-free and cheap. Even if you choose bottled or filtered water, it’s still much cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte.
That’s a lot of benefits that you get if you drink enough water! But how much you should drink every day? More than you think! For women you need around 3/4 of a gallon, for men it’s around one gallon daily. Of course, it depends how much exercise you are doing. If you’d like to know the correct amount for your body type then please email me.
So let’s drink lots of water this week. When you start seeing the benefits, you’ll want to drink more. Find a water bottle that you can carry everywhere you go, this way you’ll know exactly how much water you are drinking.
Let’s help each other to make Molokai the healthiest, happiest and fittest Hawaiian island!
Contact me at molokaifitness.com, where you’ll find free advice and support for anyone on Molokai wanting to improve their health and fitness!