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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 December 2, 2018

How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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Review Your Past Flow

Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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