Parents of small children also know the importance of keeping children well hydrated, especially when they get sick.
Hydration becomes even more important as we age. According to ParentGiving.com, our awareness of thirst becomes blunted as we get older. A woman of 60 may not feel her body’s need for water as keenly as a 30-year-old woman.
Here are some simple facts that may inspire you to drink more water:
- When we don’t drink enough water, cellular dehydration occurs. Less important areas of the body, like skin and bones, lose crucial water resources to more important organs such as the brain, kidneys, heart, lungs and liver.
- Did you know that our brain is 80% water? That’s why we sometimes feel disoriented when we become dehydrated. Want to think sharper? Quicker? Drink more water.
- Water helps the body flush toxins; thereby contributing to a healthier life.
- Water keeps your skin healthy.
The following infographic from WaterCoolersDirect.com shares the benefits of water in more graphic detail.
Enjoy with a glass of water with a slice of organic lemon (makes it more alkaline). Your body will love you for it.