While you may not think it, your skin contains quite a lot of water and being dehydrated can lead to it becoming dry, flaky and even wrinkled.
It’s all for a great cause, but calling it an ice bucket challenge is really something of a misnomer. In reality it’s been the cold water bucket challenge as few people have dared to have solid pieces of ice dropped over the heads and who can blame them?
At Liquidline we fully support everyone’s efforts, but we admit that seeing all this water splashing around got us thinking. Are the people getting wet aware that drinking water has immense health benefits? We certainly hope so, but if not here’s a quick refresher on five great things water does for the body.
Makes skin glow
Regularly drinking water will hydrate your skin, making it healthy and better looking. Now, we’re not suggesting that consuming a few glasses will make a 65-year-old look 30 (there’s no way of doing that despite what cosmetic companies may say!), but it will certainly help protect against the elements and keep your skin soft.
Helps control calories
We all like to look our best and water is regularly used by dieters because it helps to control cravings for food and is an effective way of keeping calorie intake low.
Again, it’s not magic but the links between effective calorie management and increased consumption of water are well-documented.
Helps balance body fluids
More than half of your body is made up of water and each day you’ll need topping up. Water helps to transport nutrients around your system, generate saliva and maintain your body’s temperature so not getting enough H20 can have a detrimental effect on your health.
When you’re low on fluids, you can become restless, nauseated and disorientated. Water also helps to flush toxins out of your body.
It’s good for your kidneys
Your kidneys are almost like a filtering system where waste products are transported out of your cells and they need to be well hydrated to work effectively.
Also, people who do not drink enough water each day are significantly more likely to suffer from painful kidney stones.
As mentioned, dehydration is one of the main causes of fatigue so drinking a glass of water or two can really give your muscles and senses a kick.
Water helps the heart to pump more blood through your body, transporting more while cells. These cells contain oxygen which your muscles need to function correctly.