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Why Drinking Water Is So Good For Your Body

Why Drinking Water Is So Good For Your Body

Our bodies are composed mainly of water but many people stop drinking it. For some reason, a lot of us focus more on sodas, fruity beverages, and coffee drinks. Is water really that important? Yes, it is. Oceans, beaches, and rivers are filled with water. It is the major constituent of living things whether it be humans, animals, or mammals — we are all comprised of water. As a chemical compound, water is composed of one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms know formerly as H20 – water molecule. Water covers 71% of Earth and is vital for all known forms of life. On Earth, 96.5% of water is found in seas and oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, 1.7% in glaciers and icecaps, and 0.0001% in the air (as vapor, clouds, and precipitation).

1. Helps cleanse your body

Drinking water detoxifies your body from all harmful chemicals, components, and mechanisms that can (and will) get you sick. Drinking water in the morning is especially helpful in keeping you going throughout the day. 6-8 glasses of water a day keeps the doctor away! Keep the water coming! It is helpful in many ways, as you will discover as you read further. Cleansing your body is important for starters. Just read on and see what magic water can do for you. You will be utterly pleased with what you find!

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2. Keeps you fully hydrated

Dehydration is a terrible thing for your body. During the summer, keeping yourself full of water is important — whether it be children, teens, adults, or older individuals. Water is a must, regardless of the seasons. Summer, winter, autumn, and fall — drinking lots of water is essential for your well-being. Dehydration degrades your body as a result of lack of sufficient water to your internal organs and body parts. Fully hydrated individuals are much happier, exuberant, and lively than those who steer clear from water. Water is the best form of hydration. Ditch the sodas and opt for simple clean water instead. Whether you try it warm, hot, or cold; water is beneficial to anyone.

3. Replenishes skin cells

Dehydration makes your skin look dry, wrinkled, and shaggy. Instead of dehydrating your body, think about replenishing it with lots of water. Once adequately hydrated, the kidneys take over, excreting excess fluids. Skin cells are cleaned (just like your body is) as a result of water.

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4. Maintains normal bowel capabilities

Drinking loads of water alleviates the gastrointestinal tract, helping things moving and free-flowing. Drinking water also helps prevent constipation. Next time, drink lots of water before going to the bathroom. It will make a huge difference, that is for sure. Normal bowel capacities will be restored. If you drink four glasses of water in the morning, you will notice that you can use the bathroom more easily than if you were to just eat breakfast without any water intake. So, before you eat anything for breakfast, make sure to drink tons of glasses of water. It will provide you with a huge relief. Ask me. I know because the first thing I do is grab a glass of water and refill it at least four times and sometimes five. That is the amount of water my body requires.

5. Helps you eat less and stay fit

If you drink lots of water before a meal, you ease off eating too much. Because you already have water in your stomach, and water does fill you up, you eat less. So, keep drinking that water! It really is helpful. There is no doubt about that. I drink a glass of water before every meal, and let me tell you it makes the world’s difference. I see that I eat less and I stay full for a larger duration of the day.

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6. Provides you energy

Water is a great energy booster. Forget about the energy drinks, coffee drinks, and sodas! Water helps give you energy too. That is why when you exercise you should always have a bottle of water handy when going to the gym. Either drinking while you exercise or before is helpful when working out.

7. Keeps infections away

Drinking water has added benefits of keeping away urinary infections. They say to drink cranberry juice, but I say that water is the best solution for anything. Water is a great detox agent. Drinking water keeps infections, illnesses, and diseases away from you!

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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