Everyone knows that you should drink more water, but do you know why?
Multiple studies have shown that there are numerous physical benefits to drinking more water throughout the day. Staying hydrated not only maintains and regulates specific bodily functions and systems; it also helps energize your muscles and keeps skin looking youthful. Furthermore, other benefits can be gained because the better you feel physically; the more likely you are to feel better mentally.
Drinking water, as opposed to soda and other beverages, can also have a positive impact on your wallet. Say one soft drink runs about $2.50; if you swap just one beverage a day to filtered water, you can potentially save $17.50 a week. That’s $910 a year!
The amount of water recommended a day varies from individual to individual, and according to ones activity level and lifestyle. However, here are a few helpful tips to ensure that you’re drinking enough:
- Invest in an insulated water cup that you can reuse so you don’t accumulate a collection of water bottles.
- Have a glass of water with every meal and snack.
- Small sips throughout the day add up.
- Add a flavor (lemons, cucumbers, enhancers such as Mio) to make drinking water less monotonous.