Everyone knows that drinking water is the healthiest option as far as beverages are concerned, but did you know that consuming 8-10 glasses of H2O a day assists every system in your body?  However, with all the countless tasty beverages available to us at all hours of the day, how can we soak up a sufficient amount of water?  One of Calgary’s best personal trainers, Paul Anthony, highlights these five reasons to help you make a better beverage decision.


Reason 1:  Drinking water assists all bodily functions.  Water hydrates your body and replenishes fluids that are lost after exercise.  Every time you sweat, your body needs to re-hydrate and re-energize.  So drink it up!  Water supports your kidney functions, urinary tract and bladder.  If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you know the importance of flushing toxins from your organs throughout the day.  Water even promotes regular bowel function.   


Reason 2:  Water vitalizes muscles so they can perform properly.  Without water, muscles will shrink and become fatigued.  After spending hours getting your pump on in the gym, the last thing you want is your muscles to deflate.  So always pack water in your gym bag and take a swig in between your sets.


Reason 3:  Water is also fantastic for your skin by flushing out the toxins and clearing up breakouts.  It also combats wrinkles and the development of fine lines, so stay hydrated for a more youthful glow.


Reason 4:  Water intake also jump-starts your metabolism, helps with digestion and therefore aids in weight loss.  Drinking plenty of H2O lessens your likelihood of consuming empty calories and helps make you feel fuller longer.  So whether you’re at the office, home or the gym, have some water within arms reach.


Reason 5:  H2O even protects your oral health: from nourishing your gums and teeth, to freshening your breath!  Not to mention, almost every other beverage damages and weakens your teeth, so protect them with stepping up the water intake.


There are plenty of other reasons to make this magical drink part of your daily routine and I truly believe that if you make the switch to water, you’ll feel a dramatic difference in your body and feel better every day.  For more information about the benefits of water, contact Paul Anthony at info@paulanthony.ca

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