Water makes up 60% of the body (about 11 gallons or 92 pounds for a 155 pound person) and is essential for every cell. So it’s not to surprising that new exploration — reported on at a recent British Psychological Society Annual Conference — plant that council scholars who brought water with them into an test scored advanced marks than their counterparts who did n’t have water.
Unfortunately, the experimenters did n’t look into whether the scholars actually drank the water. Nor did they probe the reasons behind the study findings. But the experimenters hypothecated that drinking water could ameliorate scholars’ allowing and/ or help scholars stay calm and quell their anxiety — both of which could hamper their test performance.
Their thinking makes sense Other exploration has suggested that staying doused keeps your memory sharp, your mood stable and your provocation complete. You can also suppose through a problem more fluently.
Staying doused doesn’t just impact your brain, however. There are a many ways water benefits your body’s health.
- Water helps fight dry mouth.
Water keeps the throat and lips moist and prevents the mouth from becoming dry to the touch. A dry mouth can cause bad breath and/or an unpleasant taste – and even promote cavities.
2) Water promotes cardiovascular health.
Dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume, so the heart has to work harder to pump the reduced amount of blood and deliver enough oxygen to the cells, making everyday activities like climbing stairs or playing sports more difficult.
3) Water keeps your body cool.
The body releases heat by dilating the blood vessels near the surface of the skin (which is why your face turns red when you exercise), resulting in more blood flow and releasing more heat into the air. However, if you are dehydrated, it takes a higher ambient temperature to cause blood vessels to dilate, which warms you up more.
4) Water helps your muscles and joints work better.
When you are well hydrated, the water inside and outside the contracting muscle cells provides enough nutrients and efficiently flushes out waste products, allowing you to work better. Water is also important for joint lubrication. Contrary to popular belief, muscle cramps do not appear to be related to dehydration, but to muscle fatigue, according to Sam Cheuvront, Ph.D., a sports physiologist.
- Water keeps the skin supple.
When a person is severely dehydrated, their skin is less elastic. This is different from dry skin, which is usually caused by soap, hot water and dry air. And no, drinking a lot of water unfortunately does not prevent wrinkles from forming.
6) Water helps clean the body – inside and out.
Your kidneys need water to filter waste products from the blood and eliminate them through urine. Getting enough fluid can also help prevent urinary tract infections and kidney stones. If you are very dehydrated, your kidneys may stop working, causing toxins to build up in your body.