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Benefits of Staying Hydrated

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Benefits of Staying Hydrated

Health Benefits of Drinking Water

Grabbing a tall glass of water is more than thirst-quenching and refreshing; staying adequately hydrated plays an important role when it comes to maintaining various areas of your physical health. While there is no specific amount of water you should be drinking each day, it is typically recommended that you should strive to drink 8 8-ounce glasses of water to stay adequately hydrated. Read on to learn more about some of the health benefits of drinking enough water.

Carries Nutrients to Your Cells

With water making up about 50-60% of the human body, it plays an important role when it comes to various functions. Some of these include transporting oxygen and nutrients to cells and transporting waste products out of them. Drinking adequate amounts of water also helps to maintain your electrolyte balance.

Preventing Constipation

While constipation can appear differently from person to person, it is typically characterized by infrequent bowel movement and difficulty passing stool. Fortunately, drinking plenty of water as well as eating fruits and vegetables with high water -content can help to soften your stool and make it easier to pass.

Regulate Blood Pressure

A recent study by the American Heart Association suggests that drinking water with added minerals like calcium and magnesium can help to lower blood pressure levels. Although these minerals can be found in various foods to reap the same health benefits, drinking water with these added minerals has higher chances of being absorbed than it does through food.

Primary and Specialty Care in Henry County

At Henry County Hospital, we have been providing compassionate healthcare since 1919. When it comes to primary and specialty care, each patient can expect individualized care that meets their needs. From education to emotional support, we focus on your individual health and wellness.