The Health Benefits of Water

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It is very easy to take water for granted. To be honest it would be difficult not to after all - it is literally on tap. However we regard it as a utility iy is often underestimated as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. After all, it is one of the most important sources of your longevity and day to day health.

75% of your entire bodyweight is made up of water and you wouldn't survive longer than a few days without a regular intake of it. As an example, your blood which contains large amounts of water is responsible for carrying oxygen to every single cell in your body. Without this constant supply of oxygen, your body would quite simply stop working.

Each of the cells in your body are affected by their genetic makeup as well as the amount of water and oxygen that they receive. If either of these is missing the cellular structure will begin to deteriorate. Cellular deterioration can also be caused as a result of various environmental factors such as industrial waste, pollution, exposure to trace metals and radiation. You may not realise it but these are things which we are exposed to on a daily basis.

People naturally have a recipe for cell degeneration as it occurs as they go about the business and stress of keeping up with the demands of the daily routine. This extensive cell damage is what causes aging and is especially noticeable on the skin which will become less resilient and result in wrinkles. As we get older, the body has less stamina which of course leads to having less energy.

It is convenient to think of your body as a fire which requires constant fuel in order to 'increase the flames'. In our case the body requires plenty of oxygen to the cells so anything that you can do to increase the amount of oxygen taken in by the body will benefit the health of your cells and potentially slow down the aging process.

It should go without saying that you will want to build up your immune defences as well as improving your overall health. The key question is how do you go about getting enough oxygen? The answer to this is surprisingly simple: by drinking more water. Water will help to oxygenate and nourish your cells as well as increasing the blood oxygen level all around your body as well as your brain. This will go on to benefit the way you experience your daily routine as you will notice that you have more stamina, energy and endurance.

Not only will you feel more energetic but extra oxygen will help you to recover from fatigue a little quicker, it will help to improve the body's absorption of vitamins and minerals, your immune system will be strengthened, you levels of concentration will improve as will your altertness, it will prevent memory loss and help to relive stress and anxiety and it may help to promote an anti-inflammatory response in your body.

About the Author:

Trevor Richards is writing on behalf of Pure O2 ( ), a UK supplier of portable oxygen products.

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