Drinking enough water is one of the most important things we can do to increase our health, increase our energy, think more clearly and improve the appearance of our skin.
While most of us know that water is important, many of us tend to have a difficult time drinking enough. But like all the other healthy habits, drinking more water takes practice.
How important is it to drink more? Here are some essential reasons:
So, now that we can see how important water is to our body, here are a few more practical things:
[Editor's note: While it is important to stay hydrated during exercise, drinking too much water while you're sweating a lot can lead to a condition called hyponatremia -- dangerously low sodium levels. The relatively rare condition arises when exercisers who have been sweating a lot drink too much plain water and fail to replace the sodium they have sweated out. Under very hot conditions, or if you are a heavy sweater, be sure to take in sodium along with your hydration -- either through salt tablets, foods such as pretzels, or simply a sports drink containing sodium.]
So now that we know that water is one of the most important nutrients in our body, and our body uses water for every function, we might begin practicing little by little to drink more.
Try keeping a small water bottle or cup of water with you at all times. Who knows, it might become a habit.
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