We should all try to look after ourselves a bit better than we currently do.
Going to the gym a bit more, and cutting down on the fast food and surgery treats are all great ways of getting healthier.
After all, how are we suppose to fight off death and live a long and happy life if we can barely manage a flight of stairs without getting out of breath!
Ok, I’m not suggesting that you become a fitness fanatic, so stop panicking. But what I am saying is, when you reach a certain age, healthy living becomes more and more important.
Trust me, it’s something you won’t regret in the long run!
When it comes to our health, we can sometimes experience certain symptoms and think nothing of it.
Most of us experience symptoms of dehydration and think nothing of it.
We often forget just how important it is to stay hydrated in order to stay healthy and happy!
I don’t know about you but sometimes nothing can beat a nice cold glass of water.
There’s just something so refreshing about cold water. Sometimes, nothing can beat it!
Don’t get me wrong, I also love water when it’s been used to make my morning coffee, but we often forget how nice water is just on its own.
Water is very important, and it’s something we often forget.
It’s the source of life. Without it, we, most of the animals in the world, and most plants wouldn’t be able to live.
It’s recommended that we should have at least four glasses of water a day, but I know I sometimes struggle to drink two glasses let alone four!
And I know I’m not the only one who struggles with it!
Hydration is key when it comes to staying fit and active.
There’s a lot of confusion out there when it comes to the “right” way to get hydrated.
People question whether it’s needing to drink eight glasses of water a day, drinking water instead of juice or pop (which is probably true) or whether or not to drink water with meals.
Getting hydrated these days is kind of tricky.
But thankfully there’s one clear winner when it comes to hydrating yourself.
Drinking warm water is always the best thing to do.
As nice as a cold glass of water is, it’s actually doing more harm than good!
There have been a few recent studies that have proven that warm water is actually a better alternative than cold water.
I think I can say this with some confidence when I say not many people like to drink their water warm. Well, unless it’s filled with chocolate powder or some form of caffeine.
But there are actually a number of benefits to it that may change your mind on the subject!
Take a look for yourself!
One. Sore Throat
If you’re suffering from a sore or dry throat try drinking some hot water.
Hot water can temporarily decrease the pain, and can even reduce any swelling in the throat too. If hot water is a bit boring for you, try throwing in some lemon and honey too!
Water is great for reducing period cramps and bloating, but did you know that hot water can actually pack a pretty powerful punch when it comes to relaxing aching stomach muscles too?
I bet you didn’t!
Regularly drinking hot water can actually help our digestive system, as it stimulates the colon, making it more active!
This sets up our bodies for better food absorption throughout the day!
Four. Food Cravings
Being hydrated reduces food cravings, but I bet you didn’t know that hot water stays in the stomach for longer!
That means you’ll feel full for longer! No more junk food cravings for you!
Five. Slowing Down
Drinking cold water actually slows down the digestive process, which then slows down our intake of valuable nutrients. Try drinking warm water to prevent this!
Because cold water needs to be heated up before the body can use it, cold water actually slows down the body’s rehydration process.
This only makes you thirstier. To stop this from happening, you should try drinking hot water instead!
Seven. Cold Temperatures
When you’re exposed to cold temperatures, it restricts the blood vessels in an attempt at avoiding losing any heat.
Drinking cold water simulates that, which makes it harder for the blood vessels in your body to carry nutrients and oxygen around the body.
But what’s important to remember is that while cold water has its downsides, drinking cold water is still better than drinking no water at all!
I don’t know about you but I’m still probably going to reach for a nice glass of ice water when it’s hot.
Mmmmm, talk about refreshing!
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