When you consider that our bodies, and particularly our muscles are made of 60% water, it’s a no brainer that keeping hydrated is so important. Not only does water give you a boost of energy, it helps your body maintain normal functions like blood circulation, food digestion, and joint lubrication.
Start a new health habit and drink water:
All you have to do is drink 5 tall glasses of H2O throughout the day (equal to about 2.5 litres). Start when you first get up (yes, even before your morning coffee!) and finish with a final glass a few hours before bed.
If you drink this amount, you’ll be 54% less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack than a guy who drinks just two glasses, according to scientists at Loma Linda University.
What tips do you have for drinking more water?
Chan J, Knutsen SF, Blix GG, Lee JW, Fraser GE. Water, other fluids, and fatal coronary heart disease: the Adventist Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2002 May 1;155(9):827-33. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11978586