How to Get You and Your Family to Drink More Water

You have probably read this in every health and beauty magazine or website: you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day.  You have been misinformed.  The truth is, you need to drink half your body weight in ounces each day. All healthcare practitioners also recommend that you drink plenty of water throughout the day. But how many of us actually follow this good advice? Sadly, not many.

Let us take a look at 12 reasons why we need to drink plenty of water.

  1. Staying hydrated can reduce the risk of colon and bladder cancer.
  2. Drinking more water can keep your mood upbeat, and make you feel less irritable.
  3. Staying hydrated can help keep heart attacks away.
  4. 75% of human muscle tissue is made of water. Dehydration can lead to electrolyte imbalance; drink plenty of water, and you will feel more energetic and perform physical activities better.
  5. Often when we feel hungry we are actually thirsty. Whenever you feel hungry from now on, try drinking water instead. You will find that you begin to lose weight as your appetite gets suppressed.
  6. Drinking plenty of water keeps the cartilage in your joints hydrated and soft – this means reduced chance of joint pain.
  7. Dehydration also leads to cramps and sprains; stay hydrated to keep your muscles in good working condition.
  8. Our digestive system needs adequate water to function properly; when there is sufficient fluid intake, bacteria and toxins are flushed out in the form of sweat and urine.
  9. Drinking lots of water ensures that your kidneys function properly and your urinary tract healthy and free of infections and stone formation.
  10. Dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness. Drink water to keep a steady head.
  11. Even if you eat healthy, your body needs plenty of water to transport the nutrients in the food everywhere.
  12. When you are properly hydrated, your skin remains soft; without water, your skin tends to become dry and stretchy, leading to itchiness, cracks and a host of other problems.

Of course, it can be a challenge to get your family members, especially young children, to drink enough water, even if you do it yourself.

There are plenty of ways to make drinking water more fun for your kids. For more details, please watch our video. In our video, I’ve shared a tip that I personally use and many of my patients use to ensure they meet their daily water requirements.

It is also equally important to ensure that you are drinking water that is safe and pure; if you can add minerals and/or vitamins to it, then great! So you need to consider where your drinking water comes from. Make sure you have the appropriate filtration system installed so that your family stays healthy.

To know more about the right water filtration system and the health benefits of staying hydrated, please watch our video, and take a look at our website:

Apart from drinking plenty of water, you need to make changes in your food habits and lifestyle to ensure that you enjoy optimal health throughout your life. At the Young Naturopathic Wellness Center, we perform a thorough investigation into your health by running labs and interviewing you extensively. Based on the findings, we recommend a personalised plan to resolve your health issues and get you on the track to fitness and good health.

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