Benefits of Water & Important Functions

Your body is estimated to be 60% water, which if you think about that in terms of your body as a whole- 100%-then 60% of your body being made up of water is quite a bit. In fact, that’s downright a huge portion of what your body is made of. Water is essential to thrive, grow, and function in life. Without water, we would die. So many organs in our bodies are made up of water (the brain is 80% water!) that we simply need water for those organs to function properly and to their full potential.
Water is pure and natural. You can’t get healthier than water. There are no added chemicals, sugars, or ingredients. Water has many functions, all of which are essential and very important to your health and body. Water helps eliminate waste and toxins from your body and because water acts as a solvent, it helps deliver nutrients to the cells in your body.

  • Water makes your skin healthier. Because water hydrates your skin, it makes you look younger, reduces wrinkles, helps ward off and prevent acne, and helps you to look “fresh” and more awake.
  • Water aids in weight loss. When I diet, water is a key component of it. It helps me tremendously in losing weight. Drinking water helps you to feel full longer and ward off cravings. Often times when you feel hungry, drinking a glass of water can make you feel full until your next meal time. It speeds up your weight loss, increases metabolism, and regulates your appetite. More times than not, if you feel hungry, it’s actually because your thirsty for water. The next time you feel hungry (but already ate breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack) try drinking a glass of water instead!
  • Water gives you energy and makes you feel better. Have a headache? Water will almost always help it go away because usually, when you’re dehydrated, your head hurts.
  • Water helps you maintain your body temperature.
  • Drinking water is an aid in digestion and can actually improve your digestion if you drink it before or during a meal.
How much water do you need? It’s slightly going to depend on your activity level, but in my opinion, the more water you can drink- the better. It is recommended that you consume a minimum of 8 glasses a day which ( as everything) is just a guideline. If you feel thirsty, you’re beyond thirsty and thus dehydrated. Sipping on water throughout the day and always having water with you makes it easy for you to stay hydrated and feeling good.
I personally love water. The only beverage I even like and drink besides water is Diet Coke, lemonade, and milk. The more water I drink, the better I feel, the better my skin looks, and yes, the more I pee but I’ve mastered the art of using the bathroom while holding my baby, so it’s really no problem.
How much water do you drink?

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

10 thoughts on “Benefits of Water & Important Functions

  1. Not enough! Since going back to school I've been toting around a 16 oz reusable bottle of water and I drink the whole thing twice… but that's probably it! Thanks for the post- I will try to get another full bottle in tomorrow and see if I can bump it up to 4 bottles by Monday!

  2. I don't drink near enough either. I like the idea of getting a cute water bottle to encourage me to drink more! Hmmm. I off to find one. Thanks Samantha! Another great post.

  3. Great reminder of why we all need to be aware of our water intake! I recently bought a pretty metal water bottle and am hoping that makes it more fun for me to tote around my water.

  4. This is such a great reminder! I'm trying hard to drink more water, but its not always easy. I actually drink about 50-60 ounces after 8 pm. I've got a demanding 11 month old on my hip all day who LOVES to reach and grab drinks, which usually spills all over.

    But I do love water. Its so refreshing after a long hot day!

  5. I used to drink SO much water… now, Pepsi and sweet iced tea have pretty much replaced most if not all of my water intake. *gasp* Yes, I know. Bad, bad, bad Kathleen! 🙂 I am glad you posted this. I am going to print it and keep it as a reminder of what I am depriving my body of every time I opt for the soda or the tea… 🙂

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