Importance of Drinking Water
Ever feel sluggish in the afternoon? Drink plenty of water! Read on to figure out why! We’ve all heard that drinking water is important. Here are some important statistics….
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world’s population). In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%. One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
Drink Plenty of Water as Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue:
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
Are you able to drink plenty of water every day?