Health Tips 7 reasons you should drink water more often

Research supports the idea that staying hydrated can reduce risk of colon cancer, bladder cancer and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well.

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About 70% of our body is composed of water. That means when we stay dehydrated, which most people do for the larger part of the day, we are affecting the performance of our body in general.

Nearly all of our systems do not function as well without proper water intake.

When you drink enough water what else do you do?

  • Prevent cancer

Research supports the idea that staying hydrated can reduce risk of colon cancer, bladder cancer and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well.

One possible reason could be that urinating more frequently prevents a build-up of bladder carcinogens.

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  • Increase energy & relieve fatigue

Drinking a lot of water helps you think, stay focused and concentrate better. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted! Goodbye to all those moody and grumpy days.

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  • Water flushes out toxins

Our digestive system needs water to function properly. Waste is flushed out in the form of urine and sweat. If we don't drink water, we don't flush out waste and it collects in our body causing a myriad of problems. Also combined with fiber, water can cure constipation.

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  • Weight loss

Sometimes we think we are hungry, when actually we are thirsty. Our body makes all the indication but we ignore it.

For those of you trying to shed some fats, staying hydrated can serve as a natural appetite suppressant while raising your metabolism at a zero calories gain promoting general weight loss.

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  • Make your skin glow

As the largest organ in our body, the skin needs to be kept fresh, soft, glowing and smooth.  Regular water consumption improves the color and texture of your skin by doing its job of regulating the body's temperature through sweating.  Additionally, water is the best anti-aging treatment available.

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  • Natural headache remedy

Water is the common remedy to relieve and prevent headaches, migraines and back pains. These aches can be caused by dehydration, so drinking water can prevent or alleviate them. Next time your head hurts, try drinking water.

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  • Save money

Probably the most important thing about water is that it is free or at least cheaper than a lot of drinks. The most effective way is managing your finances to buy less expensive things that add value to your life.

By Eyram Kuwornu

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