When it’s hot outside, it’s easy to remember the importance of staying hydrated. But, when the weather turns colder, many people forget that they need to maintain adequate hydration. We rely on a steady supply of fresh and clean drinking water for a number of vital bodily functions throughout the entire year. Here are four good reasons why you need to make sure you’re drinking enough water this winter.
- An Energy Boost
During the long dark days of winter, it’s easy to feel tired and listless. Winter is a time when many of us experience deep fatigue, and dehydration is a contributing factor. If you find that you need to drink a lot of caffeine to get going on a winter morning, it may be a better idea to drink a glass of water instead. When we are dehydrated, our bodily functions become slower, and this makes us feel sluggish and lackluster. Try to drink glasses of water throughout the day, and you will get a much needed energy boost.
- Improving Your Digestion
When it’s cold outside, it’s natural to eat more food, and this can even lead to weight gain (more on this below). We need to be hydrated properly to digest all of the food that we eat, and if we are not drinking enough water, we can suffer from gas, bloating, and constipation issues. This typically results in a feeling of sluggishness and bloating throughout the day. Studies have shown that drinking a glass of cold water before you eat breakfast can help to boost your digestion and speed up your metabolism for the day ahead.
- Effective Weight Management
Gaining weight during the winter months is a common phenomenon, and holiday food can really pack on the pounds. Luckily, you can manage your weight effectively by drinking more water and avoid those winter weight gains. When we experience hunger pangs, it’s often a sign that we are dehydrated rather than feeling genuine hunger. So, if you feel hungry, try to drink a glass of water and see if that fixes the problem for you. If you’re still hungry half an hour later, it’s probably time to eat because the hunger is genuine.
- Detoxifying Your Body
During winter, we are exposed to a variety of colds, coughs, and flu germs that really put a great deal of strain on our body and immune system. If you drink plenty of fresh water throughout the day, it can help your body to expel waste and toxins that can build up in your body. Many of us have a more sedentary lifestyle in winter, and this can make it harder to exercise and remove toxins naturally. Drinking more water will help you to stay healthy and revitalized until the weather turns warmer again.
We all need a supply of clean and fresh drinking water throughout the year to stay happy and healthy. For this reason, many homeowners are installing their own water treatment systems to guarantee a supply of high quality drinking water for their families. If you want to know more, contact a local water treatment specialist for more information.
By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.