Water! Healthy Challenge #1

By Dr Kelly

February 14, 2018

Water is essential to life and is the most abundant substance in the human body. It plays a vital role in many bodily functions and has numerous health benefits. Here are some of the key health benefits of water:

  1. Helps with hydration: Water is essential for the body to function properly. It helps to regulate body temperature, transport nutrients and oxygen to cells, and remove waste products. Drinking enough water can prevent dehydration, which can lead to fatigue, headaches, and other health problems.

  2. Boosts energy levels: Drinking water can help to boost energy levels by reducing fatigue and increasing alertness. This is because water helps to transport oxygen and nutrients to cells, which are needed for energy production.

  3. Aids digestion: Water plays a key role in the digestion process. It helps to break down food and move it through the digestive tract, preventing constipation and promoting regular bowel movements.

  4. Supports kidney function: The kidneys are responsible for removing waste products from the body. Drinking enough water can help to flush out toxins and prevent the buildup of waste products in the kidneys, reducing the risk of kidney stones and other kidney problems.

  5. Promotes healthy skin: Water is essential for healthy skin. It helps to moisturize the skin, prevent dryness and flakiness, and improve skin elasticity. Drinking enough water can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  6. Helps with weight loss: Drinking water can help to promote weight loss by increasing feelings of fullness and reducing calorie intake. It can also help to boost metabolism, which can help to burn more calories.

  7. Improves mood and cognitive function: Water is important for brain function and can help to improve mood and cognitive function. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, headaches, and other symptoms that can negatively impact mental function.

Overall, drinking enough water is essential for good health. It is recommended that adults drink at least eight glasses of water per day, although this may vary depending on individual needs and activity levels.

About the author

Dr. Kelly has 25 years of expert medical experience caring for the sickest of the sick people in critical care (including ICU, Heart surgery, Heart & Lung transplant surgery, as well as cardiology). She is a clinical specialist who has taken care of and trained others to care for the critically ill/the elderly and developed many screening and preventative programs to help improve the health of the population. The reality is that most people just don't have to be that sick. or stay that sick. So, Dr. Kelly decided to change the focus of the care she provided: to prevent, reverse and restore the health of individuals.

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