By: Dr. Craig Crippen
With the summer fast approaching, many people all across the country are already thinking of ways to spend the sunny and warm months. It goes without saying that with the summertime comes many more opportunities to get outdoors and partake in fun activities. Many of these activities will take place directly under the hot sun.
As I’m sure you know, I’m a big advocate for sunscreen all year round. So I’ll choose not to drill that point home again in this week’s blog. Instead, I’d like to share a simple reminder: drink water. Honestly, have you ever read an advice column concerning health and NOT read that drinking water is healthy for you?
Well, it just so happens that water is an excellent teammate to have in the battle against aging skin. The first, and perhaps, most obvious reason for that is because water hydrates you. Needless to say, it is essential. On NaturalSkincareSecrets.com, we are reminded that water makes up about 60 per cent of your body.
It is literally needed for survival! But what are the benefits of drinking water as it relates to improving health overall? The site points out that water has many functions within the body. It carries nutrients to all of your body’s cells. It flushes our toxins and improves blood circulation. It also lubricates your joints!
These benefits will come more into play this summer when you get yourself involved…more into play! Plan on going to the beach and throwing the frisbee around? Intent on playing some basketball, baseball or taking your cardio exercise routine outside? Chances are you will sweat and your body will need to be replenished. Drinking water is clearly essential in any of these cases.
NaturalSkincareSecrets.com reminds us, however, that although we should all play by the “8X8 rule” – that’s eight glasses of eight ounces of water each day – there are other ways to attain an adequate amount of fluids. Fresh fruits and vegetables containing anti-aging anti-oxidants are always a sure bet.
The amount to be consumed on a daily basis will vary from person to person. After all, we aren’t all made up of the same shapes and sizes. So how will you know if you’re getting enough fluids each day? The website notes that if you feel quenched and your urine is either clear or pale yellow, you should be in good shape.
Don’t worry too much if you feel the need to constantly run to the washroom. It may not be very convenient, but it’s another sure sign that your body is getting in a good amount of fluids. If you have any questions about the health benefits of drinking water, be sure to contact a local physician. Make this summer your healthiest one yet!