Increase your water intake to prevent headachesWater is essential for human health; around 70 per cent of the human body consists of water, and the effects of dehydration can be life threatening. (Main Image: FrankWater)
Surprisingly, a human body can last 7 - 8 weeks or more without food but only 8 - 14 days without water.
So it important to drink water regularly as it also helps to eliminate toxins by urine and perspiration. There isn't a single bodily function - seeing, hearing, thinking, exercising, singing and even laughing - that does not rely on water.
Here are 4 key reasons that one must start increasing their regular water intake:
As mentioned in noted medical journal, Neurology, scientists conducted an experiment on two groups of migraine suffering individuals. One group was asked to take regular medicines during the pain, while the other group asked to increase their water intake during pains. It was noticed that the group with more water intake experience around 21 fewer hours of pain than those who took medicines.
People who are on weight-loss regime are firstly advised to increase water intake in their day-to-day diet. Not only does it boost your body's ability to burn fat, it also helps in treating digestion problems. As per a study published in Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism' Journal, with drinking every 0.5 litres of water our body gets the metabolic rate increased by 30 percent in both men and women for next 10 minutes.
Saves your 'heart' from 'attack'!
In numerous studies, it was found that people who drank somewhere up to 5-6 glasses of water a day had 41 percent less chances to die from a heart attack from those who drink up to 2-3 glasses. And that's not just it, drinking water also lowers the risk of colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.
Keeps you alert and glowing!
Dehydration is the sole responsible for one's inability to focus and may lead to daytime fatigue. Moreover, lack of water takes away the glow from your face and leaves you to deal with dullness. A timely drinking break during office hours not only keeps one alert the entire day, but also brings back the freshness in your mind and body.