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Health Tips | How Staying Hydrated Can Help Your Overall Health

You’ve heard this advice many times; drink more water. From health blogs to your general doctor, you’ll hear it all over. “If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.”

If drinking water is so important and so easy, why are so many Americans dehydrated?

The key to staying hydrated is this: find a benefit of staying hydrated that is most important to you. How will proper hydrating significantly improve your life? 

Here are a few things to consider. 


Heart disease. 

Do you have a family history of heart disease? Or perhaps a medical condition that puts you at a higher risk of becoming dehydrated. Hydration is something you simply can not ignore. It has been linked to lowering the risk of a heart attack.

Drinking water helps your heart pump blood. Your heart pumps blood to your muscles and your body moves. It’s really much more complicated. For the sake of hydration, we’ll start here. 

When you are hydrated, your heart won’t be overworked trying to get your body to function. 


You are not feeling your happy, optimistic self at the end of the day. 

Yes! Hydration will boost your mood. And more! It might not be a cure-all, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much difference drinking water can help with how you feel emotionally. 


A hydrated brain can function properly — avoid the frustration of a hazy afternoon. 

Your brain needs you to drink water so it can keep functioning at a high level. Experts recommend a glass of water instead of a late afternoon snack. 

Or, you could just drink a glass of water with your late afternoon snack. — You’ve got a whole evening to get through. 


A dehydrated body is a tired body. 

Dehydration can make you feel faint and tired. Even if you’re only a little dehydrated, you’re body will reap the consequences. That dreaded groggy feeling you can’t quite put a word to could just be dehydration. 


Headaches, from minor and severe, can often be linked back to dehydration. 

Whether you realize it or not, you probably have a headache persona. Once the pain starts, you face people, problems, and performance differently. 

No one wants a perfectly good day interrupted by a headache. Hydration could be the answer you are looking for. Make sure you are drinking water – not fruit juice or anything caffeinated – and take back your good days. 


Water is good for your skin.  – and who doesn’t feel better when their skin is radiant? 

Want that radiant, healthy glow that’s all the rage in the beauty industry these days? It’s not a trend. Healthy skin is a sign of proper hydration. 

Make it a habit to drink plenty of water. You’ll walk by a mirror and thank yourself for the extra boost of first-impression confidence.