5 Reasons to Drink More Water During the Holidays
According to a recent study, more than 70% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration. Not only does this leave you thirsty, it also affects your health and mental focus. The good news is you can get properly hydrated starting right now.
Below is a list of 5 reasons to drink more water this holiday season:
1. Turbocharge your metabolism.
Drinking a glass of water after getting your (8) hours of rest is critical to kick starting your body’s metabolic process in the morning. Another interesting fact, drinking cold water burns more calories!
2. Hangovers are the worst.
Alcohol dehydrates you. To prevent a hangover drink plenty of water with your favorite refreshments during those holiday celebrations. A great rule to follow is to drink one glass of water for each alcoholic beverage you consume. You will be amazed how much better you feel the next day when you stay hydrated.
3. Healthier looking skin.
Water hydrates your skin cells which can help it look taut and less dry. Your skin is an organ and just like the rest of your body it needs hydration to function properly. Some experts believe hydration is one of the keys to younger looking skin.
4. Prevent catching cold.
There is a reason doctors tell you to drink plenty of fluids when your sick! It sounds a little gross, but staying hydrated keeps your mucus membranes in proper working order and that prevents nasty germs from penetrating the upper part of your throat and nose. If you do catch a cold, it will also help you recover faster.
5. Fresh breath.
At some point or another everyone has been up close and personal with bad breath. It’s not pleasant and can be very uncomfortable, especially at holiday parties! According to the Mayo Clinic keeping your mouth hydrated helps wash away food particles and bacteria that causes bad breath. Don’t be that person.
If these (5) reasons to drink more water this holiday season don’t convince you, we don’t know what will!
As always, leave a comment and share with your friends so they have a healthy holiday season too.