Water that is chemically combined with a substance to form a hydrate and can be expelled (as by heating) without essentially altering the composition of the substance.
Good water hydration enables:
Stay slimmer with water
Replace calorie-laden beverages with water and drink a glass before meals to help you feel fuller.
Drinking more water also helps pump up your metabolism — especially if your glass is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the water up, burning a few extra calories in the process.
Build muscle tone with water
When you’re well hydrated, you can exercise longer and stronger without “hitting the wall.”
Water reduces kidney stones
Water dilutes the salts and minerals in your urine that form the solid crystals known as kidney stones.
Kidney stones are less likely to form in diluted urine, so reduce your risk with plenty of water!
Water boosts your energy
Water helps the blood transport oxygen and other essential nutrients to your cells.
If you’re getting enough water, your heart also doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood throughout your body.
Nourish your skin
Drinking water hydrates skin cells and plumps them up, making your face look younger.
It also flushes out impurities and improves circulation and blood flow, leaving your face clean, clear and glowing.
Are you drinking enough water?
Drink eight glasses of water a day.
You may need more water if you exercise or sweat heavily.
Lower stress with water
If you’re feeling thirsty, you’re already a little dehydrated.
To keep stress levels down, keep a glass of water at your desk or carry a sports bottle and sip regularly.
Stay regular with water
Water helps dissolve waste particles and pass them smoothly through your digestive tract.
If you’re dehydrated, your body absorbs all the water, leaving your bowel motions dry and more difficult to pass.