It’s stronger than stone, goes wherever it wants and there’s hardly anything that can stop it. We’re talking about water, of course. We can’t live without it: our bodies are 60-70% water, and thanks to its healing and purifying properties, it may just be the lifeblood that keeps us going. Keep reading to discover why.
It’s no secret that in certain countries and belief systems, water is acknowledged for its purifying effects. People dive into water—for example, the Ganges—because they are convinced that they can wash away their sins. But even if you’re not a believer, there are plenty of (physical) reasons to make sure you drink enough water.
No more afternoon slump
Your brain is around 75% water, so it should be no surprise that it needs a specific amount of moisture to function properly. When you start to feel that well-known afternoon slump coming on, the best thing to do is drink a big glass of water. This will really improve your focus.
Boost your immunity
It is common knowledge that people who drink a lot of water have a better immune system. They are not as prone to bad colds, flus or worse.
A serum for stiff muscles
Do you suffer from stiff muscles, no matter how many warm up or cool down exercises you do? There’s a big chance that you’re not drinking enough. Water ensures that your muscles move more supplely, resulting in less pain.
Drink the night away
But in a healthy way! Drinking a large glass of water right before bed does wonders for your sleep. It balances the natural chemicals that your body produces, which helps you fall asleep easier.
The perfect weight loss aid
Instead of surrendering to hunger and walking to the pantry, try drinking a glass of water. Just because you feel hungry doesn’t necessarily mean that you are. Sometimes you’re just thirsty. Alongside this, water helps to dissolve fat deposits in your body and gives your metabolism an extra boost.
Tips & tricks
But how do you make sure that you’re actually drinking 2.8 litres of water every day? Try creating a daily ritual where you drink a large glass of water before breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drink water first thing when you wake up and right before you go to sleep as well.
To make this easier, get your own water bottle that you can refill throughout the day. Better for you and better for the environment! Having trouble turning this advice into a habit? Set an alarm on your phone—every hour, for example—to remind you to drink water. Before you know it, you’ll have your own routine.