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Single Most Important Skin Care Tip: Hydration

Updated: May 16


Single Most Important Skin Care Tip: Hydration

In today's world, we are so involved in our work and other things that we often ignore our health.


These are simple things like exercising regularly, eating healthy, and especially HYDRATION.


We forget that our body consists of 60% of water. And it is our responsibility to make sure that our body does not get short of it.


So now is the time to take a breather, relax, and take a sip or two of water while I share with you the importance of staying hydrated.


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How much water should we drink every day?


An average human being requires eight glasses of water per day. The quantity of water you drink can change according to the requirements of your body (if you are into heavy physical activities, your body requires more than eight glasses).


Meeting this minimum requirement is the key to avoiding dehydration and overall health.


There are so many benefits to keeping yourself hydrated. So let's get into some benefits that will encourage you to stay hydrated.



Benefits of Staying Hydrated:


1]. Helps in regulating body temperature:


A dehydrated body cannot deal with high temperatures because when you are dehydrated, your body stores more heat.


Your capacity to endure high temperatures decreases.


When you become overheated while engaging in physical activities like intense workouts, drinking plenty of water will help you sweat, which will cool down your body.


Prevention of heat stroke and other potentially fatal heat-related illnesses depends heavily on this internal cooling system.



2]. Hydration leads to a healthier heart:


Did you know that your blood mainly consists of water?


Not drinking enough water leads to an imbalance in electrolytes which are vital minerals.


It can also lead to the thickening of the blood, which in turn leads to various heart issues.



3]. Can boost brain functions:


Only a few glasses of water added to your daily routine can improve memory, control emotions, and even lessen anxiety symptoms.


It is crucial for older adults, who are more susceptible to dehydration and cognitive impairment.


Remember that mild dehydration can lead to weaker retention, foul mood, and affect reaction time.



4]. Initiates better digestion


Water deficiency can lead to irregular bowel movements, heartburn, bloating, and many other discomforts.


Water plays an important role in digestion. It helps keep your digestive system on track by breaking down soluble fibre from your diet.



5]. Helps in weight loss


Many researchers have concluded that drinking water can boost metabolism, which helps in weight loss. Water provides a sense of fullness.


So drinking water in between meals helps regulate food intake.



6]. Helps prevent kidney stones and UTIs


Kidney stones are a cluster of minerals deposited in the kidneys. It is painful to pass. Drinking an adequate amount of water prevents the formation of these clusters.


It also helps to remove any harmful bacteria from the bladder and prevents urinary tract infections (UTIs).



7]. Helps to detoxify the body:


Water works as a great detoxifier.


It removes all the unwanted substances from the body in the form of urine, sweat, and bowel movement.



8]. Prevents/Cures headaches


Headaches are often caused due to dehydration. Drinking plenty of water can help prevent headaches and can also help to cure them.


If you are someone who gets migraine attacks, try to drink plenty of water. You will see a noticeable improvement!



9]. Keeps the skin healthy and fresh


Water has numerous health benefits, but did you know it also helps with skin's elasticity?


Drinking plenty of water can give your skin a youthful glow and slow down the signs of ageing (like wrinkles and soft lines).


It prevents acne and heals scars as well! Water maintains the pH level of the skin. It also helps in getting an even skin tone.



Sources Of Hydration Other Than Water:


Your source of hydration can be other fluids or food items besides water (although water is the mightiest source of hydration).


Food items like watermelon, cucumber, celery, lettuce, apple, and broth are some examples of hydrating foods.


But do not depend solely on them, as nothing on this planet can replace water.


Also, let me tell you, caffeinated, sugar-rich drinks are no source of hydration. These drinks can cause harm to your health, drink water instead.


If you struggle with keeping up your water intake, start keeping a bottle of water with you.


In this way, you will not forget to hydrate (the major reason for dehydration - is laziness. (Am I right?)


Many people have started setting reminders on their phones which keep them reminded to drink water at regular intervals.


There are several hydration apps these days that can help you in achieving your daily hydration goal.


Staying hydrated is a simple way of preventing diseases and staying healthy and youthful. So set your hydration goal right now and stay HAPPY, HEALTHY, and STRESS-FREE.



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Guest
Aug 24, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Very nice nd usefull article

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Somya Sharma
Somya Sharma
Jul 21, 2023
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Somya Sharma
Somya Sharma
Jul 21, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

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Somya Sharma
Somya Sharma
Jul 21, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

I just wanted to let you know that your articles always attract me and give me amazing knowledge. Your writing style is engaging and easy to follow, and I always learn something new when I read your work. Thank you for sharing your expertise with the world!

Keep going prerna di💖

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Jhuma Deb
Jhuma Deb
Jul 21, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

All 9 points are beneficial for physical and mental health 💖💖


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