September 28, 2016 | 6 minute read
Published in Active Meaningful Years
Every molecular cell, tissue, organ, ligament, and muscle relies on water to stay alive. Along with sustaining your life, it greatly impacts specific body operations and the maintenance of good health – as in, it's incredibly important. Here’s what can happen when you only drink the good stuff for 30 days, without changing your diet or exercise routine.
According to the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal if you only drink water for 30 days, you will increase your creativity and performance. Your brain needs a lot of oxygen to operate efficiently, and water is one of the greatest sources. It helps you think and helps you focus, makes you keen, clever, and quick. Ingesting 8 to 10 cups of water per day can improve your cognitive performance by as much as 30%! When your brain reacts quicker, it can also tell you if you're in pain, or if there is something wrong in your body. This can come in handy if you have a nagging injury or discomfort in your feet, knees, hips, or ankles. (See: 10 Types of Pain Wiivv Can Help)
Every beauty company claims that they are the magic solution to making you look younger. But the truth is, the easiest way to do that is by simply drinking more water. Water helps to adequately hydrate and moisturize your skin, keeping it healthy, soft, plump, glowing, and wrinkle-free. It helps you maintain muscle tone, in more than just your face. Water can also help you keep the muscles in your feet, legs, and back strong, so you can avoid hurting yourself.
Water behaves as a catalyst for the renewal of optimal body functions. Drinking 8-10 cups of water a day helps to support the performance of your liver and kidneys. These organs eliminate toxic substances, waste, and salt from your blood. Full Fit Sure says that sufficient water consumption neutralizes pH levels, strengthens your immunity against kidney stones and other illnesses, and supports pain management like: body aches, joint pain, and headaches.
One glass of water an hour before bed is said to prevent a heart attack or stroke. It makes it easier for the heart to send freshly oxygenated blood to the organs. With freshly oxygenated blood, and proper support in your feet, you can bet that the pain you are feeling in your knees, hips, back, and feet will start to dissipate quickly.
Water helps rebuild shock absorbing cartilage in places like your feet and knees, so joints can move smoothly, curtailing joint damage triggered by tension. Joint flexibility will also begin to improve with adequate intake of water. This will help alleviate pain throughout your body, getting you back up and doing what you love. (See: Eating for Exercise and Recovery)
When you drink only water for 30 days, your body removes waste products from your vital organs, making your body cleaner and more efficient – eventually killing off that stubborn belly fat. (See: 6 Effective Ways to Beat Your Belly Fat)
When you first start to drink more water, your body won't be used to it, and will start to retain it. Once it gets used to it, it will adjust to the higher intake, and you will start to see the pounds fall off. Even so, water acts as an appetite suppressant. You’ll soon begin to consume fewer calories, lose weight, and keep it off, because the water flushes out your system, cleansing your body and reducing your hunger.
Studies suggest that consistently drinking water during each day stimulates a more dynamic metabolism, regardless of your diet. Consuming 16 ounces of water just after waking up in the mornings raises your metabolism by 24%. (See: 9 Things That Are Ruining Your Metabolism)