- The Dojo Staff
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Drink Water
Updated: Sep 25, 2021
The Physical, Mental, and Emotional Benefits of Hydration
How much water do you drink in a day? Are you hydrating yourself enough in the mornings or even at night? Do you prefer drinking water over soda, juice, and coffee?
Water is an essential part of our life. It is a daily necessity and it helps our body function properly. Without water, the systems in our body can't function properly, leading to all sorts of potential problems. For most of our lives, we've been taught to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, but do you really know its importance? Let’s dig in.
Water keeps every system in our body functioning properly. It carries nutrients from the food we eat and oxygen we inhale to our cells. Staying hydrated means giving your body adequate fluids to complete those duties.
So what are you waiting for? Go grab a glass of water while reading this article.
Whether you’re an exercise junkie or a regular person who does different kinds of stuff throughout the day, water should always be a part of your routine.
Water is used by our body to sweat, urinate, and pass bowel movements. It is important to replace the lost fluids we excrete every day in order to keep these functions occurring. Sure, they're not exactly pleasant topics, but neither are constipation nor dehydration. If you've ever trained hard while being low on fluids, you know how unpleasant it can be.
Blood flow and temperature
Our sweat helps keep our normal body temperature. When we are exercising or just doing our daily tasks, our bodies lose water through sweat. Sweat keeps our body cool and if we don't replace the fluids we lost, our body temperature can rise which can be quite dangerous to our health.
So if you're sweating more than normal, water can be your sidekick. Yes, that pun was intentional.
Inner and outer glow
Water has so many benefits, and we've only scratched the surface. Another one, and one that people often forget, is that it keeps our skin and body healthy in and out.
If you want your skin to look and feel best, and maintain that healthy glow, drinking enough water will help you out. Keep your skin moisturized and have that healthy look every day by drinking 8 glasses of water (or more!) and making sure that you eat healthy and take care of your skin and body.
The main purpose of water is to prevent overall dehydration. We may gain water from high-water-content foods like fruits, soup, or vegetables but there is nothing better than water itself.
The amount of water required each day varies based on how active a person is, how much they sweat, and other factors. Just make sure that you are drinking adequate water intake to keep your body from functioning properly and do each task with energy.
You might consider drinking extra water on days you come to class at The Dojo - and not just a few minutes before. Staying properly hydrated throughout the day will help you get through tough classes without feeling so dragged down. And if you properly prepare your hydration, you won't be as likely to need a bathroom in the middle of class.
Thousands Have Lived Without Love, Not One Without Water. – W.H.Auden