Has it occurred to you today that you are thirsty? Guess what – by the time you experience the sensation of thirst, you are already dehydrated! Did you know that most of us spend our days constantly dehydrated to some degree?  Did you also know that in that state of dehydration we are affecting the performance of the majority of our body? Nearly ALL of our systems do not function optimally without proper hydration!

If you don’t drink water, you will die! It’s that important. Depending on our environment, we can live only a few days without water – maybe a week. We can live much longer without food.

Read on to see why YOU should keep you guzzling your H2O!

Prevent cancer….

Yes, that’s right – various research says staying hydrated can reduce risk of colon cancer by 45%5, bladder cancer by 50%, and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well.

Be less cranky…

Research says dehydration can affect your mood and make you grumpy and confused.3 Think clearer and be happier by drinking more water.

Perform better….

Proper hydration contributes to increased athletic performance. Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue!4 Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance.

Lose weight…

Sometimes we think we are hungry, when actually we are thirsty. Our body just starts turning on all the alarms when we ignore it. For those of you trying to drop some pounds, staying hydrated can serve as an appetite suppressant and help with weight loss.

Have less joint pain…..

Drinking water can reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated. This is actually how glucosamine helps reduce joint pain, by aiding in cartilage absorption of water.  

~Amazing info above was shared from Breaking Muscle~