As the human body is made up of around 70% water, we all have to drink sufficient water regularly in order to keep our bodies well-hydrated and in optimal working condition. It is not only necessary to drink water regularly when one is exercising or in hot weather – even in cold weather we lose water from normal bodily functions and therefore need to replace it so that the body has sufficient water to function properly.
What are the Benefits of Water for Women?
Water does have many advantages for women, including helping them to keep in shape and to lose weight, but it also has many other health functions, including:
Water does not have any miracle weight-loss abilities, but because it can make one feel full yet contains zero calories, it is a great diet tool. Women have used water to lose weight for millennia, and the best part of it is that it is good for your health, unlike most diet pills, shakes etc.
Post-Exercise Muscle Recovery
Drinking water before exercising ensures that one does not get muscle fatigue, cramping and stiffness, and also helps to exercise harder for longer. Make sure that you also drink plenty of water after exercising in order to replenish lost fluid due to sweating and to help for post-exercise muscle recovery.
Maintaining a Youthful Look
Drinking water regularly hydrates the body, which prevents the early appearance of wrinkles and ageing, something that is very important to most women all over the world. Although many women struggle to drink sufficient water regularly, especially during their monthly cycles, drinking water also prevents water retention.
Healthy Kidney and Bowel Function
The kidneys are responsible for the elimination of toxins from the body; it is therefore crucial that you drink water regularly in order to ensure that there is sufficient water in the body for the kidneys to perform this function and in order to prevent kidney stones. Water is also needed to prevent the onset of constipation as it helps move food and waste products through the digestive system; it can also ease the cramping that associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Whether you carry a water bottle, download a phone app to remind you to drink water, keep a jug of water on your desk or invest in a water cooler that dispenses great-tasting, chilled, filtered water 24/7, one thing is for sure, Ladies, you must drink more water!