Eight good reasons for a proper hydration We have already talked previously of the benefits on metabolism deriving from drinking an adequate amount of water daily (here). However, today we want to give you eight other reasons to properly hydrate your body! Heart Health Drinking a good amount of water can decrease the risk of an heart attack. A study of six years published in May 2002 in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water per day were 41% less likely to suffer a heart attack than those who drank less than 2 glasses of water per day. Energies Dehydration, as little as 1-2% of body weight, decrease your strength and makes you feel very tired. If you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated and this can give fatigue, muscle fatigue, dizziness and other symptoms. Handling Your headache Another symptom of dehydration is headache, in fact often this symptom is related simply to a decreased intake of water. Clearly, the causes can be many, but dehydration is a common cause enough. Healthier skin Drinking water can clean the skin, and many people claim a healthy glow after the intake of water. This is clearly not going to happen overnight, but even after one week of taking a good amount of water you can see the beneficial effects on the skin. Digestive issues Our digestive system needs a good amount of water to digest properly. Often water can help with heartburn problems, and water along with fiber can treat constipation. Cleanliness of body The water is used by the body to eliminate toxins and toxic products. Risk of cancer Drinking a good amount of water has been correlated with a 45% decrease in the risk of colon cancer. Drinking plenty of water can also decrease the risk of bladder cancer and breast cancer. Improves sports performance Dehydration is the main enemy of a good sports activity, it is therefore essential to hydrate well before, during and after an exercise session.